What is a mid-level provider?
Midlevel providers are essential members of our Prevea family. They are non-physician health care professionals with advanced education and training to provide you with high quality comprehensive care.
- A Nurse Practitioner (NP), Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a registered nurse with advanced education, generally a master's degree or higher, and clinical training beyond their initial registered nurse preparation.
- A Physician Assistant (PA-C) is a health care professional who practices medicine with physician supervision. Most physician assistants are trained in graduate-level programs that include intensive classroom and laboratory instruction followed by several clinical experiences.
All nurse practitioners and physician assistants are certified, participate in continuing education and practice according to state regulations. Both nurse practitioners and physician assistants can obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat acute illnesses and diagnose and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. They can also prescribe medication, order and interpret diagnostic tests, provide prenatal care and family planning services, administer injections and perform procedures such as suturing and casting.
Visit Find a Prevea Provider to read biographical information on each of our mid-level providers.