3622 BELMONT AVENUE STE. 20 | YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44505

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse classified as a midlevel practitioner. A nurse practitioner is trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose illness and disease, prescribe medication and formulate treatment plans.

What do the letters stand for?

All of the following are designations of a Nurse Practitioner:
CNP = Certified Nurse Practitioner
APRN = Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse
FNP-BC = Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified: means that the specialty is Family Practice

What does it mean when you say NP Primary Care Provider?

A Nurse Practitioner will be your Primary Care Provider, taking care of your illnesses, chronic medical problems and preventative care.

Will I see a Doctor?

No, in this practice you will be cared for by an experienced and knowledgeable nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner will refer you to a physician (doctor) if you need a specialist’s care.

What can I expect from a Nurse Practitioner at Care Excellence?

Competent, Compassionate, Wholistic care (physical, spiritual and emotional aspects); You will be listened to, examined, and completely informed.

What's the difference between a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician Assistant

An NP attends a nursing school while a PA attends a Physician Assistant program that follows the medical model.  NP follows the nursing model…

COVID-19 CASE TRACKER

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Telehealth Visits for established patients experiencing respiratory symptoms.

Your Temperature will be taken upon entering the office.

Appointments are scheduled so there is only one patient in the office at a time.

Mask will be worn in the office during the visit (both patient and provider). PPE will be used when seeing patients with a fever.

MEET NURSE PRACTITIONER CARLETTA

Carletta Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AACC
35 years of RN experience in Cardiopulmonary Services including Critical Care Nursing and being the Director of Cardiopulmonary Services responsible for CCU (Critical Care Unit), IMC (Intermediate Care Unit), the Cath Lab, Emergency Department, Respiratory Therapy, EKG and IV Therapy.
  • 8 years of FNP-BC experience working in a large Cardiology and Internal Medicine Practice.
  • I am an Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC). which is a credential bestowed on non-physician, cardiovascular specialist by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
  • I am a believer in Jesus Christ and know that my steps are ordered by Him.
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OUR SERVICES

SAME DAY SICK VISITS

Same Day sick visits are available if you call and schedule an appointment before 11:30AM.

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED

We accept most major insurance plans and bill for services through your insurance provider.

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS

We have a genuine interest in your well-being and we offer Primary Care for ages 18 & up.

HOME VISITS

Home visits are available for homebound patients within a 10 mile radius from the office, our providers and care teams will come to you.

EVENING HOURS

To make sure you and your family are well cared for, evening hours are available on request.

DOT PHYSICALS

We offer cash only DOT physicals. Saturday appointments available by request. The exam will take approximately 45 minutes. $150 cash or card due at the time of service. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months.

NEED A PERSONAL HEALTH PLAN?

Open Enrollment is over but you may be able to get covered through the Marketplace, Medicaid, or CHIP.