When might I encounter an Advanced Practice Provider? [Video]
Advanced Practice Providers: Video Series
When might I encounter an Advanced Practice Provdier?
At Summit, our Advanced Practice Providers consist of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. In this video, Dr. Dane Hansen explains the most common visits in which you will encounter an Advanced Practice Provider versus a Physician.
Meet the Expert: Dane Hansen, D.O.
Dr. Hansen’s approach: “Arthritis patients have high expectations for their activity level. With advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and quick-recovery joint replacement, I strive to help my patients return to their fully active lifestyle as quickly as possible.”
Dr. Hansen’s education: Dr. Hansen received his undergraduate degree from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He went to medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. his residencywas at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine / Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He has a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. A fellowship is the highest level of formal training for a surgeon.
The most common times you’re going to see an APP would be either in the OrthoQUICK setting, where you’re coming in for a same-day appointment or an urgent appointment. Typically their availability to see and treat those patients is a little bit more open. And so that’s a common time when you’ll see that. Also, in my practice as an arthritis surgeon, we do a lot of injections – so cortisone shots and lubrication injections and things like that. And very commonly, those are done as an APP visit. My PA does those all the time and probably does more of them than I do at this point. The third one would be postoperative visits. And that’s mainly because it is an appointment where there are a lot of logistical things going on. So it’s checking dressings and wounds and sometimes taking out stitches or things like that. And then kind of get them moving to that next phase.
“Arthritis patients have high expectations for their activity level. With advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and quick-recovery joint replacement, I strive to help my patients return to their fully active lifestyle as quickly as possible.”
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