What is a pediatric nurse practitioner?  Can you prescribe medications?

A pediatric nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who holds a master's or doctoral degree in the field of nursing. They are trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose illness and disease, prescribe medication, perform limited procedures and formulate treatment plans for patients age birth through 21 years of age. Learn more about nurse practitioners here.

How does it work?

Call or text 970-440-3141 and we’ll discuss your child’s symptoms and determine if a home visit is appropriate. We’ll arrange a visit time at your convenience.

Who will be evaluating my child?

Torrey DeMoss CPNP-PC/AC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner board certified in both primary and acute care. She attended the University of Colorado College of Nursing and graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in nursing, and then in 2010 with a master's degree in nursing. Because of her passion for emergency medicine, she completed a pediatric acute care post-master's certificate in 2016, again at the University of Colorado. She has worked as a pediatric intensive care registered nurse at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, as well as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department at Children's Hospital Colorado. She has also had primary care experience with Children's Hospital Colorado Young Mother's Clinic.

What types of illness or injuries do you treat?

Call us if your child has a rash, fever, vomiting, cough, sore throat, or other complaint and we'll discuss their symptoms to determine if a home visit is appropriate. We treat most common childhood illnesses, including strep throat, ear infections, conjunctivitis, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. We can also perform simple wound repair.

Do you take insurance?

Sorry, we currently do not accept insurance. However, we can provide you with a superbill which you can submit to your insurer for reimbursement. We accept credit card, debit card, and check.

Do you communicate with my child's pediatrician or primary care provider?

Communication between your child’s care providers is important. We utilize an electronic medical record system and we electronically fax a record of your child’s visit to your medical home.