Nurse Practitioners

M. Smithson, C.R.N.P.

V. Blucher, C.R.N.P.

What is a Nurse practitioner?

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical training in a health care specialty area. Nurse practitioners practice under the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which they work. Most nurse practitioners are nationally certificed in their specialty area and are recognized as expert health care providers.

The nurse practitioners at Gehris, Jordan, Day, and Associates are nationally certified in their area of expertise, which includes the care of adults, children, and families.They have in addition, received advanced training and educational courses in the areas of otorhinolaryngogy, head and neck surgery, and allergic disorders. Our nurse practitioners have also received additional training and certification in ENT through the Society of Head and Neck/ORL Nurses and through clinical rotations at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Otolaryngology Department.

Our nurse practitioners provide a variety of services which may include: obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat acute ENT health problems as well as chronic diseases, prescribe medications and other treatments, order and review diagnostic testings, and collaborate with physicians and other health professionals as needed. Nurse practitioners also promote positive health behaviors through education of the patient and the family.