What is a nurse practitioner? A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced training in an area of specialty practice. An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) has a Master’s degree or a Doctorate in nursing.
What does a nurse practitioner do? A nurse practitioner can conduct a history and physical examination to determine a plan of care for patients with acute or chronic illnesses. ARNPs use skills from both nursing and medicine to treat patients. ARNPs in Florida can prescribe medications, but controlled substances require a physician signature. ARNPs in Florida are required to collaborate with a supervising physician.
What if I have a problem after business hours? If you have a medical emergency, please take your child to the nearest emergency room. If your problem is not an emergency, please leave a message at the regular office phone number and we will return your call within one business day.
How do I contact my child’s provider? Call our office at 850-932-3830 and leave a brief message with our clinical staff. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Do I need a referral? We request that all patients obtain a referral to our office from a medical provider.