The Heart of Your Medical Home | Carson Tahoe Health

Carson Tahoe Health is ready to meet the needs of the community with a variety of healthcare options.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is projecting that by 2025 there will be a considerable shortfall of primary care physicians nationwide. The current rise in mid-level providers has been in response to not only the present physician shortage but also the projected shortfall.

What is a Mid-Level Provider?

Your provider is at the heart of your medical home. Your health can be managed either by your physician or a mid-level provider such as a physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP), or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). These mid-level providers go through rigorous training and are becoming more common in today’s healthcare environment. Often they work under a physician, but under Nevada law, they can see their own patients and can treat most health issues or ailments with a high level of expertise and confidence. With the increasing demand for additional providers, rest assured that Carson Tahoe is doing everything possible to recruit and retain the best physicians and

mid-levels to meet the increasing healthcare needs of our community.

Benefits of having having a Mid-Level Provider

Staying on top of your health often requires collaboration with multiple healthcare experts. Having a trusted provider is key, and with a mid-level, patients can expect to receive high-quality care and the personal attention they deserve.

Advantages of seeing a mid-level:

  • Often quicker care
  • Lower overall healthcare costs
  • More time with provider
  • More routine and preventive care
  • Less dependency on emergency care
  • Ability to have prescriptions filled

What do I call my mid-level provider?

Most mid-level professionals prefer to be called by their first names, but you can ask their preference at your first appointment.

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