Joy S. Elwell, DNP, FNP-BC
As you'll read in my bio, I have a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). I've worked as a critical care nurse, in home healthcare, in student health services, and as a college nursing professor. Although I have been practicing for more than 16 years as a NP (and 28 years as a nurse), I have seen my role as a healthcare provider change. I am as much an information analyst as I am primary healthcare provider.
Nurse Practitioners (see my tab on "What is a Nurse Practitioner") are filling a void that has been left by others who have chosen not to enter into primary care in exchange for medical specialization. Different from the medical model, Nurse Practitioners incorporate both nursing models (wellness promotion model) and the medical models (disease – cure model) in providing holistic care. And our services are affordable and cost effective.
At a time when digital information is being generated at an exponential rate, it is not surprising that there is much confusion as to the right therapies, the right medications, the right foods, the right exercise, and the right lifestyle to improve general wellness. My practice incorporates evidence-based care into my healthcare delivery prescription. The care provided by my office is holistic in nature and it addresses each client’s physical, psychological, and spiritual concerns. In short, my practice is centered around you.