Optimal Retirement Care Solutions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
See below for some of the most common questions regarding the services we provide
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has undergone rigorous additional training in the form of a Master’s degree or Doctorate with clinical rotations in order to provide a more advanced level of care. This advanced level of care includes the ability to diagnose and manage acute and chronic illnesses and diseases, prescribe medications, order laboratory and diagnostic tests and more.
Notably, Nurse Practitioners have the ability to be a primary care provider (PCP).
What is a primary care provider (PCP)?
A primary care provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner who sees people that have common medical problems. Like a family doctor, a PCP is your main health care provider in non-emergency situations.
I do not have a PCP. Can you be my new PCP?
Yes. Our Nurse Practitioners are able to be your PCP.
I already have a PCP. Do I have to give up my current PCP in order to be seen?
No. If you are a bedbound or housebound patient and cannot make it to see your regular PCP we can visit you at your home and provide a consult note to your PCP at your request.
Can the Nurse Practitioner work with my current doctor (PCP)?
Yes. The Nurse Practitioner can collaborate with your doctor/PCP, as well as doctors in the community and in hospitals, to ensure that you receive the best medical care possible.
What is an acute illness?
Acute illnesses most often begin abruptly and last only a short time. Most people with an acute illness can expect to return to normal health. A strep throat is an example of an acute illness; it is diagnosable with a lab test and is cured with antibiotics.
What is a chronic condition?
A chronic condition a health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. Examples of common chronic diseases include arthritis, asthma and diabetes.
Can I have a same day appointment and be seen today?
Yes, same day appointments are possible. Your health is our priority and we will always endeavor to see you as soon as possible.
Do you handle medical emergencies?
In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.