Medical 'Masters' Find a Role Practitioners Fill Gap between Nurse, Doctor
TORRINGTON, Conn. -- Three years ago, Mary Poll's blood pressure was dangerously high -- 180 over 104 -- but she was living on a fixed income and without health insurance and couldn't go for checkups as often as needed.
Besides, she says, the doctor never listened to her concerns.
Now, Poll keeps regular tabs on her hypertension and gets the advice she needs to keep her blood pressure down. The care comes from Kathy Grimaud, a nurse practitioner who offers the 62-year-old Poll and other seniors medical attention they can afford.
Nurse practitioners fill gaps between the more traditional roles of nurse and physician. Over the last decade, the number of nurse …
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Publication information: Article title: Medical 'Masters' Find a Role Practitioners Fill Gap between Nurse, Doctor. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: July 10, 2000. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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