PENTA’s Rapid ENT Care Center is comprised of a team of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) or Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), who work collaboratively with the physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide quality care to your child.
Our APP’s have trained intensively in pediatric otolaryngology and many have earned a master’s degree in the field of nursing.
APPs conduct physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications, develop treatment plans, order and interpret tests, as well as counsel and instruct patients on preventive health care.
As a PENTA patient, your child may be scheduled with an APP for the following appointment types:
- Initial evaluations
- Pre-operative visits
- Hospital evaluations and follow-ups
- Routine in-office follow-up visits
- Follow-up surgery visits (post-ops)
- Problem visits (ex: ear drainage)
APPs are able to manage and evaluate problems in collaboration with the physician and are trained to recognize when patients need the attention of a supervising doctor or another specialist.