After practicing plastic surgery solo for 15 years, I have recently hired a Nurse Practitioner. This was a necessary step for me to continue giving the highest standards of care to my patients, as well as to expand the services that Yager Esthetics offers.
A Nurse Practitioner, or NP, is a Registered Nurse who has gone on to obtain an advanced degree in patient care so that they can actually take care of patients and do many of the things that MD’s can do. The key for me was to find someone with the experience in cosmetic plastic surgery who was bilingual who I trust to help me expand the care I offer my patients.
I have been very fortunate to grow my practice over the years to the point where I actually have to set limits to the amount of surgery that I feel I can perform so as to be able to give each patient the time they require before and after the procedure. When I am in surgery, I cannot see patients, and this limits the times that I am available. My NP can take care of the basic procedures of suture removal and answer 99% of patient questions, thereby allowing my patient more options for follow up care.
My NP also is an expert in Botox, laser treatments, and injectable fillers, and treats spider veins as well. This enables me to offer these services with safety and confidence to my practice and a more flexible schedule. This offers a higher level of training to my patients than many offices who have medical assistants and cosmetologists doing some of these treatments.
I encourage you to visit us at Yager Esthetics to meet her, and learn how an NP can help enhance your experience in our office.