It’s no secret that this country does not have enough physicians. In fact, it has an acute shortage of physicians. However, we are lucky to have an excellent supplement in the form of Advanced Providers. These are known by many names such as: Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Certified Nurse/Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Advanced providers have been labelled many things since their introduction in the 1960s, but what they represent is the savior of our healthcare system.