Lauren Price, N.P.
Lauren Price, N.P. is an integral part of Piedmont's spine care team. She has been a nurse for more than seven years. She earned a masters in nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and was an orthopaedic nurse at Coliseum Northside Hospital for three years. Lauren enjoys traveling and has been to Spain, Italy, Israel, the Bahamas, Mexico and London as well as many U.S. states. Lauren is passionate about helping patients and being a part of the healing process.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners ...
To be recognized as expert health care providers and ensure the highest quality of care, NPs undergo rigorous national certification, periodic peer review, clinical outcome evaluations, and adhere to a code for ethical practices. Self-directed continued learning and professional development is also essential to maintaining clinical competency. Additionally, to promote quality health care and improve clinical outcomes, NPs lead and participate in both professional and lay health care forums, conduct research and apply findings to clinical practice.
What Services Can NP's Provide Patients?
Autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals, NPs provide a full range of primary, acute and specialty health care services, including:
- Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.
- Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries.
- Prescribing medications and other treatments.
- Managing patients' overall care.
- Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices.
NPs are quickly becoming the health partner of choice for millions of Americans. As clinicians that blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care. Read on and learn why Americans make over 916 million visits to NPs every year.
Learn more about Nurse Practitioners at www.AANP.org.