Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) include Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). APPs demonstrate a high level of independence and clinical expertise in the management of rheumatic diseases using advanced clinical skills, diagnostic reasoning, and therapeutic interventions. APPs integrate education, research, management, leadership, and collaboration with other health care professionals into their clinical roles to maximize a patient’s health.
APPs work collaboratively with a rheumatologist as part of a health care team in:
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