Specific Women’s Health Services Nurse Practitioners provide.

Specific Women’s Health Services Nurse Practitioners provide.

  • Adolescent health care
  • Well woman exams
  • Breast cancer screening and problem evaluation
  • Pap smears. HPV screening, Health and wellness counseling
  • Contraceptive care, STD screening, treatment and follow-up
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Health management during the childbearing year including optimizing preconception health, prenatal visits and after pregnancy care
  • Problems with Menstruation – too much, too little, too many, too few
  • Fertility evaluation
  • Urinary tract problems like incontinence or infections
  • Menopause health promotion and problem management
  • Screening for general health problems like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes with referral when needed.

What Can Nurse Practitioners Do?

Nurse Practitioners provide holistic, comprehensive health care within their area of specialization and can:

Evaluate an individual’s health by taking a history, performing a physical examination, and ordering and interpreting results from laboratory and diagnostic tests/procedures

Diagnose health and medical conditions by reviewing all available health information, and applying advanced clinical decision making skills

Manage health problems by developing an individualized plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, obtaining consultations and referrals and coordinating health care services

Promote health by ordering screenings, prescribing preventive therapies (immunizations, life-style changes such as weight loss, smoking cessation, etc.) and teaching and counseling

Collaborate with patients, families, and other health care providers to optimize the health care plan to the individual needs

Insurance Does Cover Nurse Practitioner Fees

Many insurance programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies pay for health services provided by Nurse practitioners.