APPs – What Physicians Need to Know

Successful care teams require thoughtful planning and consideration. It is crucial that neurologists understand the skills and strengths of APPs they work with. 

 The reality is that the population is aging and it's clear that, to meet the needs of this population, we cannot rely on neurologists alone.

Heidi B. Schwarz, MD, FAAN, chair of Practice Committee

Neurology Today®: April 6, 2017 - Volume 17 - Issue 7 - p. 27–30


Professionalism: Why APPs are the most rapidly growing sector of the AAN (Neurology Today, October 5, 2017)
APPs who are AAN members discuss how they train and their growing role in neurology at a time when neurologist shortfalls are projected.

The case for advanced practice providers in neurology (Neurology Today, April 6, 2017)
Neurologists discuss the benefits of including advanced practice providers in neurology practice.

Improved availability and quality of care with epilepsy nurse practitioners (Neurology: Clinical Practice®, January 16, 2017)
An NP–physician team care model employed to increase availability of care could also improve quality of care delivered.

Adding an advanced practice provider to a neurology practice (Neurology: Clinical Practice, November 4, 2016)
Introduction to outpatient and inpatient models.

The Duke neurology advanced practice provider residency (Neurology: Clinical Practice, May 3, 2016)
The challenges and benefits of developing a one-year neurology residency program for APPs.

Recorded Webinars

A Critical Part of the Team: APPs

Directors: Joseph V. Fritz, PhD, and Stuart Black, MD

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the proper way to report services provided by APPs
  • Identify services that can be appropriately provided by APPs in a neurology office
  • Understand proper documentation requirements for APPs
  • Properly utilize APPs for care coordination and in collaborative care models
  • Learn how to maximize productivity by utilizing APPs in your practice