27 Aug Nurse Practitioners Fill the Gap
Before Danielle Pendergrass, a nurse practitioner, moved back to her native Utah, many women in her rural three-county region had gone years without seeing a doctor for health services such as cervical cancer screenings and birth control.
For many, the 60-mile trip to the nearest obstetrician-gynecologist was too far; they didn’t have transportation to get there or the money to pay for it.
A year and a half ago, Pendergrass opened a women’s health clinic in Price, and in short order her patient load grew to 3,300. From her perch, there’s little mystery why.
Read more at http://bit.ly/1wwISEE