Advanced Practice Providers

The use of advanced practice providers (APPs) within Premier Health allows us to expand our services to more patients in Southwest Ohio and increase your access to timely, responsive care.

What Are Advanced Practice Providers?

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) are collectively known as advanced practice providers. They are a crucial part of your skilled Premier Health care team. APPs work with physicians and perform such important tasks as:

  • Assessing symptoms
  • Diagnosing and treating health conditions
  • Ordering and interpreting tests
  • Prescribe medications
  • Managing chronic health conditions

Training And Education

Both APRNs and PAs have earned a bachelor’s degree and then gone on to complete a master’s or post-graduate program. They may also have a specialized field of study, such as family medicine, pediatrics, or geriatrics. Both APRNs and PAs are licensed through state licensing boards.

What APPs Mean to You

APPs are well trained in preventive care, and they work closely with you to help you stay healthy. They are part of a care team that includes your primary care physician.

The availability of APPs as a part of your health care team means you spend less time in the waiting room, have lower health care costs, and increased satisfaction. The ultimate result is the same high-quality care you’ve come to expect from Premier Physician Network.