Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are advanced healthcare practitioners with similar responsibilities, such as diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medications. However, their training and paths toward certification differ in significant ways. This blog post unpacks the key differences between NPs and PAs to help you determine which career path best aligns with your goals. What Is a Nurse Practitioner? A nurse practitioner (NP) is a licensed clinician who provides comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages. An NP can work in virtually any healthcare setting, diagnosing patient conditions and prescribing medications. As of October 2022, nurse practitioners have full practice authority in 27 states, meaning that they can practice Read more
Dr. Tony Lozano earned his medical degree from the Universidad de Monterrey (UdeM) in Monterrey, Mexico and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the State University of Nuevo Leon, (UANL) in Monterrey, Mexico, followed with a fellowship degree in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY), at Stony Brook, NY.
His experience with diagnostic work up in clinic, ER, and performing surgery providing the best quality of care highlights his professional career. He was appointed chair of the orthopedic division for the University of Monterrey at the Christus Muguerza Hospital and head of the orthopedic residency program from 2002 to 2011. Dr. Lozano was appointed director of the Master of Orthopedic Assistant program for USAHS until August 2016. Currently, he continues with academic assignments as an assistant professor in the DPT Program dedicated in teaching Anatomy since December 2014, and as an online instructor for the course on Imaging for Physical Therapists, since summer of 2013.