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About Nurse Practitioners

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse who has completed graduate-level education (either a Master's or a Doctoral degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common as well as complex medical conditions.  To become licensed to practice, Nurse Practitioners hold national certification in an area of specialty (family practice, pediatrics, adult care, acute care, etcÂ…) and are licensed through nursing boards rather than medical boards.

At MANA we have a team-oriented approach when it comes to medical care.    The team consists of a physician, a nurse practitioner, and the patient.  Nurse practitioners work closely with physicians to establish treatment plans and can be responsible for follow-up visits with patients.  Having highly trained nurse practitioners as part of the care team allows for our patients to have greater access to their healthcare professionals.
 
Renal biopsy is recommended for selected patients with kidney disease. It is most commonly performed when less invasive measures are insufficient.