Yes, Alison Joseph, NP is a primary care provider and can be listed as such with your insurance carrier.
On April 11, 2022, New York's Governor Kathy Hochul signed the state budget into law, which includes reforms surrounding services that healthcare workers are allowed to provide and will allow nurse practitioners full practice authority. New York joined with 24 other states, the District of Columbia, and two United States territories in adopting full practice authority legislation.
With full practice authority, nurse practitioners in New York can now evaluate, test, diagnose, manage treatment, and prescribe medications for patients without having to sign a contract agreement with a supervising physician.
Full practice authority applies to Nurse practitioners with more than 3,600 hours under their belts who can practice independently in primary care.
As of September 2022, Alison Joseph, MSN, ANP-BC, BSN, RN has 17,000 hours of experience as a Nurse Practitioner.
We are Nurses. We are trained in a Nurses Model versus the Medical Model that shapes Physicians Assistants and Medical Doctors. The Nursing Model is a mix of science and humanity.
Nurses spend the bulk of their time caring for patients one-on-one. We are versed in explaining risks and complex health issues to patients in a way they can understand.
We pride ourselves on working with a patient over time, to help them overcome some of the challenges that they’re experiencing. We don't just diagnose and move on. We work with you to overcome challenges.
Our model of care focuses on the whole patient, including environmental factors, behavioral issues, stressors, and other personal factors that can affect a person’s health and well-being.
Initial appointments are 60-90 minutes. Follow-up appointments are 45-60 minutes on average.
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We see patients through a video/telemedicine appointment or at their homes. This is decided on a case-by-case basis along with the patient. At this time we do not have a brick-and-mortar location but are considering this for the future.