Care Team

When you’re an ACPNY patient, you are assigned a dedicated Care Team, led by your primary care provider. Your Care Team will work together to diagnose, treat, and educate you so you understand your health situation and to ensure you receive quality care, no matter which ACPNY office you visit.

 

Members of your Care Team include:

Primary Care Providers

Physicians: A Physician will conduct your initial examination, determine your diagnosis (if any) and decide what steps you should take to maintain your healthiest self.
 
Physician Assistants: Physician Assistants (PAs) are practitioners licensed to diagnose and treat you, as well as to prescribe medications. These individuals often begin their careers as Registered Nurses or Emergency Medical Technicians.
 
Nurse Practioners: Like Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) undergo extensive training. Typically, NPs begin as nurses and pursue an additional 2-4 years of academic and clinical training. They are licensed to diagnose illness and prescribe medications.
 

Specialty Care Providers

Specialty Care Providers (SCPs) are here to help you manage a range of conditions, from diabetes to heart disease and more. Your access to these experts in our primary care setting helps everyone on the team operate with a complete picture of your health at their fingertips.
 

Registered Nurses/Care Team Supervisors

Registered Nurses (RNs) have undergone years of training to provide you with a range of care, such as injections, health screenings and patient education; coordinating your care with family members, other facilities and providers, and community resources; follow-up visits after your Primary Care Provider’s initial diagnosis; and more. Our RNs also act as Care Team Supervisors, managing the day-to-day flow of your Care Team. They ensure that your Primary and Specialty Care Providers and Care Team Associates are all on the same page.
 

Care Team Associates

Care Team Associate I: This is the first person you see in the office. He or she will coordinate any tests or specialist appointments ordered by your Primary Care Provider, verify demographics and insurance info, collect your co-payment and obtain approval signatures for important care coordination needs.
 
Care Team Associate II: This important Care Team member leads you to your exam room and takes your vitals—height, weight, blood pressure and pulse. He or she is a true coordinator, making sure that your patient data, test results, prescription information and more are up-to-date and in one place.
 
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