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Facing doctor shortage, will California give nurse practitioners more authority to treat patients?

Nurse practitioner Surani Hayre-Kwan sees longtime patients and first-timers. She manages chronic illnesses, diagnoses kids with colds and refers people to specialists. She goes it alone or works with another nurse practitioner at the Russian River Health Clinic in Sonoma County. Sometimes a supervising physician is on-site, but often is a telephone call away. “We […]