FAQ

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A Nurse Practitioner is a healthcare provider who has completed four years of training in a state accredited Nursing- Baccalaureate program. They must then go on to obtain a Masters Degree in Primary Care at a state- accredited Nursing Masters Degree program. After successfully passing a State Board exam, they become licensed to prescribe, diagnose, order therapeutic modalities, and treat patients for acute and chronic illnesses. They are held to the same legal and ethical standards of a physician. They may practice independently as primary care providers (PCP).
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Why should I choose a Nurse Practitioner?

Many communities across the country rely solely on Nurse Practitioners for their care and expertise in addressing their health needs. In New York City, there is a large community of individuals who cannot access healthcare because their physical limitations do not allow them to independently leave their homes. Nurse Practitioner, with their strong nursing and medical backgrounds, are excellent choices for the care of this population.
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Can a Nurse Practitioner serve as a primary care provider?

Yes. A Nurse Practitioner is held to the same ethical and legal standards of a Physician. They are independent providers, may diagnose, prescribe, order therapeutic treatments and diagnostic testing, and treat patients according to New York State Law. The NP model has been gaining popularity for its patient- centered approach to care, and many patients prefer the NP model as their choice for delivering primary care.
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How do I qualify for this service?

If you are unable to leave your home without the help of another individual or assistive device (walker, wheelchair, etc...), or if leaving your home is physically taxing, you are an ideal candidate for this unique home visiting program. Please contact us to find out if this program is right for you.
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Will my insurance cover this service?

Traditional Medicare policies will cover 80% of services rendered, and the remaining 20% can be covered by secondary insurance contracts (including Medicaid), personal checks or money order. Please contact us for any questions regarding payment options.
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What areas of New York do you service?

SOHO/ lower Manhattan on the east and west sides, up to 120th street on the east and west sides.
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Our private world changed when our dear one fell on the street. Life took on a new turn - and one that meant limited mobility for our loved one. Most fortunately, Manhattan House Calls entered our lives and what a spectacular turn around. They not only made home visits - but took the time, patience and care to talk to our loved one. Our Nurse Practitioner Denis Tarrant listened to our loved one. Denis is the new way in the world of continued care, and the professional that one dreams of having in times of need. Denis has become a part of our family.

Richard H. - Upper West Side Manhattan