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Family medicine needs in Rhode Island?

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djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP and works as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Just wondering who's in Rhode Island and trying to gauge the healthcare needs out here? I'm visiting from Michigan and learned that NPs have full practice authority.  Wondering what the environment is like for nurse practitioners here?

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BCgradnurse has 9 years experience and works as a Allergy and Asthma NP.

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I work in RI, but in a specialty practice.  I have a NP friend who owns her own specialty practice in the state, and loves the autonomy.  Her only complaint is that insurance reimbursements, for whatever reason, are on the lower side in the state.  Both my boss and I like that he doesn't have to review my charts, and I have full autonomy and prescriptive authority.  I used to practice in MA and I prefer working in RI.

I see lots of jobs posted for Primary Care NPs, but I haven't seen too many jobs for family practice.  I know the community health centers do have family practice departments, but I haven't looked into whether or not they are hiring.

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djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP and works as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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4 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

I work in RI, but in a specialty practice.  I have a NP friend who owns her own specialty practice in the state, and loves the autonomy.  Her only complaint is that insurance reimbursements, for whatever reason, are on the lower side in the state.  Both my boss and I like that he doesn't have to review my charts, and I have full autonomy and prescriptive authority.  I used to practice in MA and I prefer working in RI.

I see lots of jobs posted for Primary Care NPs, but I haven't seen too many jobs for family practice.  I know the community health centers do have family practice departments, but I haven't looked into whether or not they are hiring.

I appreciate the insight.  I am more specifically interested in establishing my own practice in the area if I make the move (presuming my military aspirations flounder).  I like what I've seen of the state so far (first time here) and seeing it is full autonomy, I think I could make it work.  Sadly Michigan is a long way from this and my wife is really looking for a change of scenery anyway.

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BCgradnurse has 9 years experience and works as a Allergy and Asthma NP.

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On 3/16/2019 at 11:25 PM, djmatte said:

I appreciate the insight.  I am more specifically interested in establishing my own practice in the area if I make the move (presuming my military aspirations flounder).  I like what I've seen of the state so far (first time here) and seeing it is full autonomy, I think I could make it work.  Sadly Michigan is a long way from this and my wife is really looking for a change of scenery anyway.

There are several NP owned practices in the state that I know of, and probably more that I don't. I think you could do well here.  It is a beautiful place to live, especially in the summer.  Winters won't bother you, seeing that you currently withstand Michigan winter weather!

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