Not Just Another “Annual Exam”

Nurse and Client Views of an Encounter Well-woman check-ups, also known as annual examinations, offer advance practice nurses an opportunity to assess health and promote wellness of women across the lifespan. Although regarded as a “routine” office visit by some, the following story of an encounter at an annual exam demonstrates the importance of these … Continue reading Not Just Another “Annual Exam”


My patient calls me a ‘hero’ for being ‘on the frontline’ but really I’m an imposter, just the ‘firstline’ in the healthcare system. In this COVID-19 battle I’m a bullet sponge  for my patients’ surplus emotions. Did you know  there is an ICD-10 code for “Worried well”? Every visit now includes a COVID primer; it … Continue reading Heroics