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I am a Family medicine PA in Portland I wanted to make the argument that Nurse Practicioners and Physician Assistants work together with MDs and DO's to care for our patients. Our expedited training serves to get primary care providers out to see patients sooner - there is a concerning shortage of primary care providers. Studies show that quality of care recieved from PAs, NPs, MDs, DOs does not differ.
I do believe that NDs should be comfortable with all realms of medicine as they are caring for patients taking all types of medications for a variety of illnessess. I think its going to come down to the comfort of the individual provider with his or her knowledge. All in all health care providers want what is best for their patients!
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