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What Can a Family Nurse Practitioner Do For You?

Beyond the scope of general nursing duties, a family nurse practitioner takes an essential role in primary health care for patients of all ages. Jerry Lyon, APRN, FNP-BC, at White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, offers top-notch care to all his patients. In this blog, learn what a family nurse practitioners does and how you can benefit from their care.

What is a family nurse practitioner?

Before you realize the type of important role a family nurse practitioner (FNP) can play in your family’s overall health care, it helps to understand what an FNP is. Before becoming an FNP, you first have to become a registered nurse (RN). Family nurse practitioners, also called advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), choose to further their knowledge and qualifications by earning a graduate-level education and participating in clinical training in family medicine.

As a result, FNPs are qualified to diagnose and treat complex health conditions — such as diabetes — offer preventive care, and help every member of a family manage chronic and acute illnesses. Family nurse practitioners routinely perform the following important health care duties:

  • Comprehensive physical exams
  • DOT physicals
  • Sick and wellness visits
  • Creating and managing treatment plans
  • Conducting, ordering, and interpreting diagnostic tests
  • Educating patients of all ages regarding their health conditions
  • Prescribing medications
  • Evaluating patient responses to medications

Mr. Lyon and other FNPs focus on preventing disease and promoting overall health and wellness. In addition to his routine health care services, Mr. Lyon has a special interest in men’s health and erectile dysfunction (ED). 

How can a family nurse practitioner help me?

White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC welcomes every member of your family, and Mr. Lyon, our FNP, can help you with a variety of health concerns. He administers injections, provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRTs), and offers IV hydration therapy to help improve a variety of health concerns. 

Mr. Lyon also offers trigger point injections for men and women dealing with painful, knotted muscles. He works in conjunction with our chiropractors to provide the most effective pain relief for fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, tension headaches, and other conditions. 

Because White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC is an integrated medical and chiropractic practice, Mr. Lyon also offers regenerative medicine treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Platelet-rich plasma comes from your own blood and contains a high concentration of proteins, or growth factors. 

If you are injured or have tendinitis, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, or even ED, Mr. Lyon may inject the PRP solution into the treatment area to promote your body’s natural healing response so you can potentially recover more quickly.

The benefits of an FNP in an integrated health care practice

As part of a complete health and wellness team, Mr. Lyon will take an active role in helping you and your family stay healthy and live your best life. At White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC, you will receive the most comprehensive, nonsurgical health care available, including cutting edge regenerative therapies.

To learn more about what an FNP can do for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC today.

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