One of the key characteristics of an FNP is empathy. The background and training for an FNP emphasizes hands-on assessment and care — plus the skill to feel and understand another person’s condition from the patient’s perspective. That is powerful stuff for many patients.
FNP’s are licensed to independently assess, diagnose, and treat illnesses. Marie can prescribe any medicine, order and interpret laboratory and imaging tests, counsel patient about difficult situations, and develop plans that promote overall patient health.