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Nurse practitioner joins healthcare office

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Windy Watt
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Hospital has recruited nurse practitioner Windy Watt to join the North Putnam Family Healthcare office in Bainbridge. Watt is available to patients on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"I am very excited to be working in this office," Watt said. "I am thrilled that we are able to provide the services needed to those in this area."

Watt is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and earned her masters in nursing as well as an advance practice registered nurse.

Nurse practitioners are independent healthcare providers who provide primary care services. NPs provide cost-effective, high quality primary care. Currently, there are 125,000 nurse practitioners in the U.S. Nurse Practitioners have played a valuable role in the healthcare industry for more than 40 years.

NPs can be found in many different practices and specialties and provide care to patients of all ages. NPs work with patients to develop an individualized plan of care to assist in preventative and wellness care. NPs are skilled to diagnose and treat many healthcare needs and are often a patient advocate for care. Nurse practitioners work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

Watt is capable of ordering, performing and evaluating necessary tests; diagnosing and treating acute and chronic ailments; prescribing medications; and building the relationship with patients to ensure the best plan of care is provided.

Practitioner Watt is partnering with physician Johann "John" Farley, M.D., in re-establishing the patient base in the Bainbridge area. Currently, Watt is available to patients on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Dr. Farley is in the office Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Appointments are appreciated, but walk-in appointments are welcome.

To make an appointment with Practitioner Watt or Dr. Farley, contact the office directly at 522-2556 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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With my limited experience with Nurse Practitioners I have been impressed so I indeed welcome NP Watt to the community, lets also welcome the Nurse Practitioner at Saint Vincent Health(with Doctor Macy) to the area.

-- Posted by Trying hard on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 6:57 AM

How many years does it take for a person to become an MD?

How many years does it take for a person to

become a Nurse Practioner?

What does this tell you?

Which would you rather trust your health

and your LIFE with? An MD or a NP?

-- Posted by mothersue on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 7:03 PM

That depends Mothersue ....... there are excellent NPs I would trust my life to, and there are MDs I wouldn't let near anyone in my family - including the animals.

Just because someone has a MD title at the end of their name doesn't mean they're good at what they do, and if there's a NP title, it doesn't necessarily mean they're a sub-standard provider of care. Also, Nurse Practitioners aren't as independent as physicians - they work under the direction of the MD (who signs off all the orders the NP writes.)

-- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 9:22 PM

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