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Baltimore Sun article devalues the role of Nurse Practitioners

January 4, 2003 -- A Baltimore Sun article about a Nurse Practitioner-run clinic is entitled "A doctor's office rolls out" and describes the primary care patient of the NP as a person who "could use a physician's touch." Furthermore, author Reginald Fields implies that nurses lack expertise because they consult physicians. However, the physician who works with the NP and who undoubtedly consults with other health professionals when a patient's illness falls outside his scope of practice is not similarly accused of a lack of expertise. See the letter sent by our Directors and three of the Center's members.