Specialty: Family Medicine; Chronic illnesses
102 Chippewa Court, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are graduate-educated, nationally-certified and state licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who care for medically stable patients across the lifespan, from infants to geriatric patients. “Family” in this case describes the NP’s chosen patient population focus and denotes national certification through one of two certifying bodies that certify NPs as having the specialized skills necessary to work with this patient group: the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Just like a primary care physician, FNPs provide continuous, comprehensive care through disease management, health promotion, health education, and preventative health services.