Sylva, NC Medical Clinic & Urgent Care (828) 339-CARE

Why Choose Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners (NPs) provide high-quality primary, acute and specialty health care services across the lifespan and in diverse settings, including patients’ homes, community-based clinics, schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals and long-term care facilities. All NPs have advanced clinical training and competency to provide health care beyond their initial registered nurse preparation. NPs have graduate education, with master’s or doctoral degrees, and they bring a unique perspective to health services in that they emphasize both care and cure. NPs diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic illness.

NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention and health education and counseling, guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices. Since the NP role was created in 1965, more than 50 years of research has consistently demonstrated the excellent outcomes and high quality of care provided by NPs.

The body of literature supports the position that NPs provide care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, equitable and evidence-based. Furthermore, NP care is comparable in quality to that of their physician colleagues. Patients under the care of NPs have higher patient satisfaction, fewer unnecessary hospital readmissions, fewer potentially preventable hospitalizations, and fewer unnecessary emergency room visits than patients under the care of physicians.

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Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Wellness Care

Accepts patients throughout the lifespan beginning at age 2

1188 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC