After almost 20 years of being a nurse practitioner, I realized that my approach to helping others has changed. It was interesting to see many of my same patients returning with similar or new symptoms.
What I came to find is that I needed to look deeper into the core issues of my patients’ symptoms. Why did they repeatedly get sick or feel they needed to be seen again?
Then I realized it is not just about treating patients symptoms. Asking patients about their stresses is just as important as asking about their physical complaints.