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NP VS MD?

  1. 0 Aside from the obvious length of education what is the difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician?

    I was looking at the difference between a psych nurse practitioner and a psychiatrist and they both seem to do the exact same thing... the psych nurse practitioners maybe even do a little more since they have training in psychotherapy which most psychiatrists don't use.
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  3. Visit  Pharmahaulic profile page
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    Anyone?
  4. Visit  Wile E Coyote profile page
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    Quote from Pharmahaulic
    Anyone?
    Nope. Many of us saw Jules A's now removed post, and took it as a heads-up.
  5. Visit  Sutty2002 profile page
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    Are you looking at it as a professional choice or as a personal provider choice?
    Professionally, could act very similarly, but a psychiatrist , who would also be an MD, would be paid about 4-5 times more than a NP.

    NP might have more varied role, psychiatrists will most likely be focused on medication management.

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