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What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed advanced education (a minimum of a master’s degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health care services. An NP can serve as a patient’s regular primary care provider (PCP). Nurse practitioners see patients of all ages. The core philosophy of the field is individualized care. Nurse practitioners focus on patients’ conditions as well as the effects of illness on the lives of the patients and their families. NPs make prevention, wellness, and patient education priorities. This can mean fewer prescriptions and less expensive treatments. If prescriptions are needed, NPs in most states are able to prescribe most medications. Informing patients about their health care and encouraging them to participate in decisions are central to the care provided by NPs.
What kinds of insurance do you accept?
We accept most private and public insurance plans. We do not accept HMOs at this time.
Please call for details.
For our patients without insurance or who have high deductible plans, we offer a unique membership plan.
What is the membership option?
Dr. Katie Mysen, DNP & Associates offers a unique membership option for our patients without insurance or those with high deductible plans called Direct Primary Care. Direct Primary Care practices charge a flat recurring membership fee instead of billing insurance.
Do members still need insurance?
Yes, but not for the 80% of annual health care needs covered by primary and preventive care. Patients should carry health insurance for protection against big expenses from unpredictable major medical events like surgeries, cancer, car accidents, etc.
Many members pair their membership with a high-deductible health plan or a medical cost-sharing product, like those offered by Sedera or Zion.
What services are included with the membership?
Direct access to your nurse practitioner via the internet, video chat, phone, email, and text.
Easy appointment scheduling by phone or online.
Extended, relaxed visits
Same-day and next-day service scheduling
Discounted labs, medication & radiology fees
If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding. There may be special labs and procedures that could require an additional fee. Our members receive a discounted price for these.
Do you offer emergency care services?
Dr. Katie Mysen, DNP & Associates usually has same or next day appointments available for sick patients. For emergency services, call 9-1-1.