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California Considers Expanded Roles for Nurses in Primary Care
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Some nurse practitioners in California already see patients without a doctor in the room. Patients like Anastacia Casperson.

Casperson has struggled with homelessness and drug addiction, Now, she’s at Glide Health Services, a clinic in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.

Clark uses the visit as an opportunity to ask about other health matters – like her efforts to quit smoking. After a half hour visit, Casperson left with a prescription. She says she’s been coming to this clinic for a few years.

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