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Nurse practitioner explains why she refuses to endorse routine mammography
Washington Post

I knew I had a bladder infection. I knew it because I’d worked as a nurse practitioner for 20 years and had heard the symptoms described hundreds of times. But I wasn’t in practice anymore, and I couldn’t verify my own diagnosis or ask a colleague to prescribe antibiotic treatment. But I remembered that a nurse practitioner I knew slightly had opened a practice near my house in Northwest Washington. I grabbed the first appointment I could get.

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