How do doctors and advanced practice providers work together to provide quality care?

Advanced practice providers (APPs) are nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work under the license of a physician. They are in constant contact with the physician, who oversees their medical responsibilities in the office, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

In many situations, APPs have seen so many of certain cases, they are able to diagnose and provide treatment for some medical conditions without the physician needing to see the patient also, according to PHN physicians.

In situations where APPs need to consult a physician, the APP and physician work together to come up with the best possible diagnosis and treatment plan, according to PHN physicians.

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