About Altrix Primary Care/America’s Nurses
The mission of Altrix Primary Care is to advance high quality primary care services throughout the United States through a nurse practitioner (NP) model of care. Altrix Primary Care is an affiliate of America’s Nurses, a public benefit corporation, whose mission is to support nurse practitioners in building strong practices that transform healthcare, strengthen communities, and advance the NP profession. We know that nurse practitioners bring a unique, urgently needed, set of skills to primary care. Altrix (“nurse” in Latin) Primary Care is distinguished by the America’s Nurses model of care.
America’s Nurses NP Model of Care
We believe that healthcare is not “one size fits all.” Rather, healthcare should be highly personalized, easily accessible, and of the highest quality. America’s Nurses NP care is distinctive because it is highly patient-centric. Our America’s Nurses NP model of care blends health promotion/wellness care and “sick” care. We treat you when you are feeling sick, and work to prevent complications of your illness. Our model emphasizes physical and mental health, and also focuses on prevention, screening and health promotion. We take into account your cultural values, health beliefs, and personal health goals.
At America’s Nurses, we coordinate your care so that you are not lost in the maze of a complex health system. We provide education so you know what to expect. We make careful referrals so that you receive the care you need and avoid duplication of tests or services. We pay attention to cost, so that you receive care in the most efficient way. And we utilize leading edge technology to provide timely and convenient access to care. America’s Nurses NP model of care is customized for you.
We believe our patients will achieve better health because they are being cared for by a nurse practitioner. Come see for yourself how Altrix Primary Care/America’s Nurses care makes a difference. To call for an appointment: 603-821-4009
America’s Nurses is working to create a national network of NP-led practices offering innovative services for patients and their families. America’s Nurses provides NPs an opportunity to have equity in their practices, giving them a greater voice in how care is delivered. As the first affiliate of America’s Nurses, Altrix Primary Care – Nashua is a model of this new kind of primary care.
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Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice nurses, educated at the graduate level, who provide high quality healthcare services in a caring way. NPs diagnose and treat a wide range of common health concerns. For example, NPs treat minor problems such as sore throats, sinus infections, and urinary tract infections. They also manage chronic conditions, such as hypertension, and diabetes. In addition, NPs focus on health promotion, patient education, and counseling. NPs work with you to promote your emotional and mental health well-being by addressing concerns such as stress, anxiety, and depression. NPs perform histories, physical exams, order diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and make referrals. They work with you to address lifestyle concerns, work-related issues, evaluate your nutritional needs, and help you develop good health habits. NPs administer immunizations, perform minor office procedures, and coordinate your care to avoid unnecessary duplication of tests or procedures. Our NPs put you in charge of the decisions about your health.
History of Nurse Practitioners in the United States
The first nurse practitioner program in the United States was established in 1965 at the University of Colorado. At the time, the program focused on expanding nurses’ ability to provide pediatric well-child care. Since then, the scope of NP practice has expanded to a full range of primary care services across the age span, as well as in-hospital and specialty NP roles. Over the past 50 years, NPs have proven themselves as providers who are able to provide needed healthcare services in a caring, and cost-efficient manner. Today, there are over 270,000 NPs who are making healthcare more accessible, bringing both primary care and specialty care to patients in every geographic area of the nation. Most important, NPs have become known for their ability to give high quality care in a distinctive personalized way. NPs are known for their focus on patients as individuals, not as “medical diagnoses or symptoms.”