What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse Practitioners (NP) are clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and management of health conditions with a special focus on disease prevention and health promotion across the lifespan.
NPs must complete a master's or doctoral degree program, and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse education. They are board-certified and adhere to a code for ethical practices.
NPs perform comprehensive physical exams, diagnose and treat common acute illnesses and injuries; administer immunizations; manage high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and other chronic health illnesses; order and interpret diagnostic tests such as X-rays, EKGs, and laboratory tests; prescribe medications; and perform minor procedures. Our NPs work closely with highly-trained specialists when a health condition warrants.
Our passion, however is educating patients and their families regarding healthy lifestyles and health care options. We believe preventing disease is much better than treating illness.
We want to give you the resources to live well, to understand your risk factors (whether genetic or self-imposed), and work together to develop a healthy lifestyle.
Kendra Breithaupt, APRN, FNP-C
Alyssa Haycock, APRN, FNP-C
Stefanie Rivas, APRN, FNP-C
Tara Cavazos, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Cameron Wyatt, APRN, FNP-C
In Collaboration with Jennifer Aldrich, MD