Urogynecology & Incontinence Nurse Practitioner
UAB OB/GYN is proud to provide our patients with exceptional care from our physicians as well as nurse practitioners.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed a higher level of specialized education as well as intensive clinical experience specific to his or her area of practice. Nurse practitioners are equipped to diagnose and treat common medical illnesses or perform routine medical exams previously offered only by physicians. Nurse Practitioners work hand-in-hand with physicians and consult with them when necessary, and can serve as your regular healthcare provider. They can perform exams, prescribe medications and diagnose illnesses much like a physician.
Why should I see a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse Practitioners offer individualized care for patients of all ages. In fact, many people form close medical relationships with their Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners focus on prevention, wellness and patient education, and can provide you with the tools, medications and knowledge to live your healthiest life. Physicians are trained to treat complex health problems, which may require complicated treatment or surgery. A benefit of Nurse Practitioners is often their accessibility, both with appointments and phone consultations, and his or her personal knowledge of your medical history. Consumer and government studies have shown that Nurse Practitioners are skilled clinicians and patient educators. Moreover, consumers value the Nurse Practitioner’s sensitivity to patient needs and their ability to decrease the mystery surrounding healthcare.
Who are the Nurse Practitioners within UAB Urogynecology?
Lisa Pair, M.S.N., C.R.N.P.
Lisa Pair has been a provider in the Division of Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery since 1993. She received her B.S.N. from the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in 1983 and her master’s degree in nursing, with emphasis as a nurse practitioner in women’s health, from UAB in 1992. She has been nationally certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner since 1992. Her interests include urodynamic treatment and testing, in which she is also nationally certified.