Nurse Practitioners are NOT primary care physicians. The training and education differences are vast. In fact, this is offensive to MDs and DOs to say their years of medical school and residency does not matter. This also is a concerted effort by NPs and Optum to confuse the public. Lastly, it is another example of professional appropriation.
Where is the AMA, AAFP, ACP or any other group that should be fighting this?