Emma O’Neil is a board certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She worked as a registered nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in neuroscience. Graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Saint Anselm College and with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality healthcare services. As clinicians that blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care. They have a unique approach and stress both care and cure. They help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices. They are truly your partners in Health.

Nurse practitioners have graduate, advanced education and clinical training beyond their registered nurse preparation. Most have master’s degrees and many have doctorates. From treating illness to advising patients on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, NPs provide a full range of services. Patients who see NPs report an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive.

Among the many services that NPs provide, they:

  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions
  • Prescribe medications and other treatments
  • Manage patients’ overall care
  • Spend time counseling patients
  • Help patients learn how their actions affect their health and well-being
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