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DrCOVID has 13 years experience as a DNP and specializes in psych/medical-surgical.

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  1. How Do You Handle Patients That...

    She fired me and found another provider. I think that is a great idea and going to add that to my disclosure, thank you!
  2. It has to do with scope of practice, do you have any idea what ADHD, bipolar, or Schizophrenia look like? TBH even after school, it took me about a year in practice to see it present clinically, as well as reading a few books by specialists before I ...
  3. Advice on thriving as a PCP in FQHCs

    Having done my doctoral capstone at a FQHC, I am really sad to say that is not changing any time soon. I had to present my project to a board of NPs, MDs, and the CFO for approval - they had to put me on the itinerary in advance, and could have said ...
  4. This is a great idea - in theory - but that is about it. I just don't think it is practical to do in practice. I am currently using advancedMD and it is beautiful chart notes prepopulate from previous sessions, so you can just update what you need, H...
  5. How Do You Handle Patients That...

    Want to manage their own medicine? I recently had someone on Xanax that wants to adjust her dose and get an early refill. She just messaged me directly asking for a week early refill because of "the holiday (July 4th)" claiming this would impede her ...
  6. Realistic group/provider split?

    I am often involved in collecting and expected to somehow evaluate insurance issues, when I am just not really trained on that... but learning more as I go bc it is a problem sometimes. Opening a practice I think is hard... but I have thought about t...
  7. Realistic group/provider split?

    Thank you for the breakdown - but yes, it is a large group with like probably 100+ more therapists/NPs ... I often do my own scheduling (while I am talking to my client)... so new intakes are all that is needed there. I know a percent goes to the bil...
  8. Realistic group/provider split?

    So my initial contract was 30% to the group as a 1099. This seems a bit excessive - I still have to pay tax, and do most of my own admin work as it can't be delegated such as take calls, emails, PAs, and they can't help with even basic support, such ...
  9. The state of APRN education

    The DNP programs are at least 1000, mine was 1200. I feel like this was barely enough. We were lucky to even find a good psychiatrist to precept us. Another huge problem is blind leading the blind. My teachers barely knew what they were doing. Didn't...
  10. The state of APRN education

    There is nothing novel here per say... just wanted to vent I guess. I just started this year and all I can say is no wonder NPs get a bad rap. I have had several patients come to me and tell me the previous NP wasn't listening to them or fill the med...
  11. Legally can I mix RN/NP roles?

    Ohhh not this crap again! YES I DO - I introduce myself as DOCTOR and explain I'm a Nurse PRACTIITONER with a DOCTORATE
  12. Any PMHNPs working for online platforms?

    I did some digging and calling - these huge national companies should be shut down along with all the "online only" for profit easy 2 year NP schools.
  13. Legally can I mix RN/NP roles?

    Legally? Sure of course. You are always an RN if you are an NP. Can't be an NP without RN. RN license is TIED to NP license. But uhh... practically? What the hell... why would you wanna split the two? You should be an NP all the time, and do RN ...
  14. Neuropsych testing

    Hey NPs, has anyone trained to do neuropsych testing? Seems that you need a degree to do this... like a PhD in neuroscience/neuropsychology. Does the APA publish guidance? https://www.apaservices.org/practice Thanks!!
  15. NP Schedule

    Kinda depends on the setting. I have a colleague that does inpatient under a psychiatrist in a hospital, she does on 7 days, and then it decreases from there until she has a week off. She recently told me that the MD recently did 12 days on. RIP. I f...