Our video series “The Confident Patient in a New World” explores conversations with medical professionals and health experts about the challenges of patients and their caregivers, given the complex and evolving ecosystem of healthcare.

Nurse Practitioner Brandy Hatcher from Rush University System for Health shares insights on the role of the nurse practitioner, and the importance of establishing – and maintaining – a relationship with your primary care team to help keep you out of other specialty offices down the road. She discusses how to prepare for an appointment with a nurse practitioner, the similarities and differences between nurse practitioners and physicians, and how patients can benefit from this model of care. Brandy also comments on the benefits of wellness visits, including mental health benefits.