Bette Tucker


University of Nebraska pre courses for RN
Diploma program at Bryan School of Nursing
Nebraska Weslyan - administrative courses and BSN
First RN in the state of Nebraska to put in a PIC line, continued to educate in this area, infusion therapy. Clarkson College/Omaha Masters and Post Masters degree  -- Family Practice Nurse Practioner

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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 16:17

More Than a Cold

Mayo ClinicYou asked and we are answering!  Continue to send us questions you may have on Tuesday Talk and if it has a simple answer we can address without actually seeing you in our office -- we will do our best to help you here.  If we didn't address it today -- we will try and touch on it another time.  As always -- the only true way to know is to come in for a diagnosis.  The following is from a very trusted source --The Mayo Clinic

More Than a Week of Misery Could Mean More Than a Cold

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ROCHESTER, Minn. — When a cold lasts longer than seven to 10 days, or when symptoms seem to improve, then suddenly worsen, chances are good an acute sinus infection is the cause.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:12

Medicaid Tips

medicaidIn the last week we have had a lot of patients with Medicaid and I would like to explain a few things to help you.  I know it can be frustrating and we are here to help, however, with a little insight we can help you even more.

Medicaid.... there are a few thousand pages of what it does and does not cover. I will blog about different things in the future to help you , today I want to focus on sports physicals and well kid checks.  This will help you spend your time in our office is wisely .. especially beneficial when you have taken a day off of work to see us.

To help you navigate these physicals – here is what you really need to take into consideration:


immunizationWow --- We can certainly tell that things are in full swing for a brand new year!  We are seeing so many of your children -- I decided to give you a run down on what our state requires for school entry.  You probably have already run into this but just in case -- here it is:

From kindergarteners to college freshman, parents are bringing their kids to our office for well child visits. Most are bringing forms for the provider  to sign, and many of those forms include confirming vaccination status.

For those of us in Nebraska, the required vaccinations for school entry are not significantly different from the 2010 school year.

There have been some additional recommendations to the vaccination schedule for pre-teen and teens. In addition, there is a additional recommendation for children who are going to be traveling abroad.

Thursday, 28 July 2011 21:03

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

At least once a week, I get asked "What is a Nurse Practitioner and what do all those letters stand for?  What should I call you?"  I realize it's a bit confusing so let's try and clear this up a bit --- and you can call me Bette!

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has completed graduate-level education.  We work in many different roles as a primary care provider. We become licensed  to practice with a national board certification in our area of specialty.  The core philosophy of the field is individualized care.  We focus on patients' conditions as well as the effects of illness on the lives of the patients and their families.

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