Marci Lowe is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in pain medicine. Marci has been a Nurse Practitioner for 13 years and was a Registered Nurse for 10 years prior to that. Marci completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at East Central University in Ada, OK. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Ms. Lowe’s ability to provide the highest level of service, while giving the patients the information they need to make informed decisions about managing their pain, makes her a treasured asset to the Pain Care Options team.
When not helping our valued patients, Marci enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends.
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a licensed, autonomous clinician who focuses on managing people’s health conditions and preventing diseases. All NP’s have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation and have either a master’s degree or doctorate degree. Work experience as a nurse gives them a special approach in providing care, while their advanced studies as NP provide them the capability to carry on similar tasks as physicians.
Yes, they can prescribe medications; how they can prescribe medications is regulated by the state.
There are numerous specialties for nurse practitioners; the most popular specializations are listed below:
- Pain Management
- Acute Care
- Family Medicine
- Women’s Health
- Emergency Medicine
To be recognized as an expert health care provider, a nurse practitioner must undergo rigorous national certification, periodic peer reviews, and clinical outcome evaluations.
A nurse practitioner brings a unique perspective to a medical practice in that they place an importance on not just the care, but also the cure. They place a focus on the patient and provide health promotion and health education for their patients. This unique approach to healthcare guides patients in making smarter lifestyle choices, thus helping the patient to reduce their overall medical costs.