LifeStages Gynecology/UroGynecology

517 Georgian Place Somerset, PA | 814-445-1096


  • CRNP, Aimee Enos S.
  • DO, FACOG, Philip Basala A.

Practice News

08/16/2012 - What is a CRNP?

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses.

NPs are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a physician.  NPs diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems.  They have a unique approach and stress both care and cure.  Besides clinical care, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling.  They help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices.  They are truly your Partners in Health.

NPs have provided excellent health care for more than 45 years.  The first NPs were educated at the University of Colorado in 1965.  Programs soon spread across the U.S.  As of 2011, there are about 140,000 practicing NPs.  Close to 9,000 new NPs are prepared each year at over 325 colleges and universities.

NPs have graduate, advanced education and clinical training beyond their registered nurse preparation.  Most have master's degrees and many have doctorates.

NPs are licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.  They practice under the rules and regulations of the state in which they are licensed.  Most NPs are nationally certified in their specialty area and are recognized as expert heatlhcare providers.  The faith that patients have in NPs is shown by the almost 600 million visits made to NPs each year.

NPs practice in rural, urban, and suburban communities.  They practice in many types of settings.  These include clinics, hospital,  emergency rooms, urgent care sites, private physician or NP practices, nursing homes, schools, colleges, and public health departments, to name a few.

From treating illness to advising patients on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, NPs provide a full range of services.  Patients who see NPs report an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive.

More and more people are choosing NPs as their primary, acute and/or specialty healthcare provider.  In addition to being top-notch healthcare providers, NPs deliver a unique blend of nursing and medical care.  They provide comprehensive, personalized health education and counseling.  NPs assist patients in making better lifestyle and health decisions.

NPs have distinguished themselves from other healthcare providers by focusing on the whole person when treating specific health problems and educating their patients on the effects those problems will have on them, their loved ones and their communities.

By providing high-quality care and counseling, NPs can lower the cost of healthcare for patients.  For example, patients who see NPs as their primary care provider often have fewer emergency room visits, shorter hospital stays and lower medication costs.

Choose an NP - Your Partner in Health!

07/13/2012 - What is a D.O.?

What is a D.O.? What is an osteopath?

D.O.'s are one of two fully qualified types of physicians in the United States (the other being MDs or allopaths).  We are specially trained in the "whole person" approach to medicine so as to treat the individual holistically, rather than a set of symptoms.  We emphasize preventative health care and practice osteopathic manipulative techniques to offer our patients comprehensive care.

08/31/2009 - Somerset Hospital plans cancer benefit

The Dinner of Hope was a success with $42,000 raised. The proceeds went into a special account to benefit those that do not have the means to pay for treatment. Contact the Somerset Hospital Foundation about fund management.