Hills & Dales Welcomes Four New Nurse Practitioners
Hills & Dales Welcomes Four New Nurse Practitioners

Hills & Dales Welcomes Four New Nurse Practitioners

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to welcome four Nurse Practitioners to our team, who have joined multiple clinic locations.

 

Norma Abbott, FNP-BC, most recently graduated from Walden University, with a Masters of Science in Nursing and as a graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She also has a Bachelors of Nursing from Davenport University. She will be seeing patients on the inpatient floor and at Cass City Medical Practice, 989-872-8202. Norma has worked as an RN for Hills & Dales for many years prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She resides in Caro with her family.

 

Charity Caverly, FNP-BC, most recently graduated from SVSU, with a Masters of Science in Nursing and as a graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She also has a Bachelors of Nursing from Oakland University.  She will see patients at Family Healthcare of Cass City, 989-872-2410, and the After Hours Clinic, 989-912-6114.   Charity resides in Caro with her family.

 

Kimberly Knoll, FNP-BC, most recently graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint, with a Masters of Science in Nursing and as a graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She also has a Bachelors of Nursing from SVSU.  Kim will see patients at Family Healthcare of Cass City, 989-872-2410.  Kimberly resides with her family in Frankenmuth.

 

 

Mary Krause, FNP-BC, most recently graduated from Maryville University, with a Masters of Science in Nursing and as a graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She has a Bachelors of Nursing from Oakland University. Mary will be seeing patients in the After Hours Clinic, 989-912-6114 and at Cass City Medical Practice, 989-872-2410. She resides with her family in Fraser.

 

Chances are good that at your next doctor’s appointment, you may be seen by a nurse practitioner rather than your primary care physician.  Hills & Dales General Hospital now has ten nurse practitioners that work alongside our physicians to provide quality care to our patients.

Physicians and nurse practitioners have special skill sets that are important for patient care. Physicians are formally trained in medicine, meaning the treatment of disease through medication, medical procedure and sometimes surgery. Nurse practitioners, who also are registered nurses, are formally trained in caring for the sick and have knowledge of how to diagnose, treat and manage many common ailments.

In many cases, they perform the same functions, which include: identifying and treating acute and chronic illnesses, order and analyzing labs and other diagnostic tests, and prescribe medications.

Physicians spend more time in school and conduct deeper study of diseases. Many physicians will identify a specific area or specialty that they have the most knowledge or interest in to pursue as a career.

Nurse practitioners also focus heavily on education. They often complete graduate-level courses and can spend hundreds of hours performing supervised clinical work. But they see patients at every phase of their lives, and typically don’t specialize in any one area.

They can function well as primary care providers because their background includes knowledge of both holistic and wellness-oriented programs, which spotlight education, risk identification and preventative care.

Hills & Dales nurse practitioners work closely with our primary care physicians to ensure all of our patients are taken care of. Whether it is in the clinic setting or on the inpatient unit, our professional medical staff will take great care of you.

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