Head2Toe is a nurse practitioner owned and managed family practice. Nurse practitioners hold advanced degrees and significant health care experience and can diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, provide health check-ups and wellness counseling, order lab and radiology testing and interpret the results of these, and prescribe medications and therapies when needed. You can consider Head2Toe your primary care medical home.
Of course, there will be times when you may need the services of a specialist. For instance, if you need surgery, we will send you to a surgeon. If we think you are having a heart attack, we’re going to call 911 and have them transport you to the nearest emergency room where a cardiologist can manage your care. We may also call a colleague or a specialist to consult about your care from time to time. We will coordinate all of these referrals to be sure your care is managed from a whole-person perspective.
If you need to be hospitalized, we will refer you to a hospitalist group who practice in the hospital you have chosen. Research shows that patients who are managed by these specialists usually have better outcomes than those who are managed by their own primary care provider, who must divide time between office and hospital, and is thus less available.