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Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Photo by Shelley Grieshop
Licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP) Bev Uhlenhake gives a physical exam to 8-year-old Hannah Steinbrunner in an office in St. Henry. The role of NPs - who are trained and certified to perform a broader range of duties than registered nurses - has become vital locally and across the country due to shortages of primary care physicians. Pending state legislation would add an NP's ability to prescribe Schedule II narcotics.
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