I will graduate with my FNP in may, and my dream has been to run a diabetes clinic in a rural area that is approx. 2 hours from any physician specialist (approx. 15-20,000 people in the service area). No i am not doing this right away, and I already have a job lined up at an endocrinology practice for when i graduate. I'm talking after 5-6 years experience. I know there are plenty of factors that would need to be considered, so I guess what I am asking, is for those of you in primary care, how likely do you think it would be that patients (whether urban or rural) would choose using a specialty clinic to manage their diabetes over their primary care office?
Sep 29, '14
I work in nephrology with end stage renal disease pts. I manage some diabetes, and all hypertension.
I think it might work but you need a dietician, social worker too.