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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Are you accepting new patients?

A: We currently have a wait list for new patients, and fill any openings in the schedule the week prior from that list.  We will be adding a new nurse practitioner to our team in the fall, so will accept new patients at that point.  We always accept new infants.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Medicare or adult Oregon Health Plan clients at this time as our panels are full.

Q: I normally see Jacqui or Noelle. Do I have to see the other?

A: No, you can see your primary care for all regular appointments: exceptions may be if 1) there is a procedure (such as stitches, joint injections, nail removals, skin biopsies, IUD placements, contraceptive insert placement, etc.) that only one does, 2) if you are in a hurry to be seen and there is an opening in only one schedule that fits your schedule, or 3) if your primary care provider is out of town (or on maternity leave).

Q: What is a nurse practitioner?

A: We love nurse practitioners and prefer to see them!  Why?  They are clinical experts who practice independently, sharing many of the same job functions as medical doctors, physician assistants, and naturopaths in that they diagnose and treat acute and chronic health conditions, but they usually have an added, patient focused emphasis on holistic care and disease prevention. 


For more information, check out our Nurse Practitioners page.

 

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