Is the nurse practitioner the answer to Mississippi’s health care shortage?

August 5, 2017, The Clarion-Ledger, Geoff Pender- Virginia Cristophe’s checkup at Montgomery Family Clinic in Gluckstadt one recent morning starts with a hug and inquiries about family before Susan Montgomery leads her back to an exam room.
“If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be sitting here,” Cristophe says of Montgomery, whom she has seen since the clinic opened about seven years ago. “I had multiple medical issues, and I was not aware they existed, I had a thyroid that was no longer working,I wouldn’t trade her for anyone.”

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