Yvonne has had a variety of clinical practice experiences as a nurse practitioner, including primary care, urgent care, retail health, long-term care, and Hospice.
She enjoys learning, teaching, and clinical practice. She embraces lifelong learning and sees it as a necessity to provide the best care for patients. She continues to teach at the University of Saint Joseph and enjoys precepting students in the clinical setting. Her favorite part of clinical practice is partnering with patients to give them the best care possible.
To maintain work-life balance, Yvonne enjoys reading, traveling, swimming, and hula hooping. Her favorite authors include Jodi Picoult and Michael Smerconish. She has traveled around the world, including ten service trips to Guyana, South America. She has a funny story about a train ride in Liege, Belgium – ask her about it when you see her. She uses water aerobics for gentle, yet moderately intense exercise. And, did you know that 8 minutes of continuous hula hooping is the equivalent to running 1 mile?
Her philosophy of care is that patients should receive care based on the best evidence available and care, that aligns with their preferences, values, and beliefs. Clinical practice guidelines serve to provide the best evidence and recommendations for care but they are intended to guide our practice together with the patient. Yvonne will help you set goals for your health and give you the tools you need to meet those goals.
Our goal is to help you be your healthiest self.
As your primary care provider, we want you to call us to ask general questions, to seek advice on whether to go to urgent care or the emergency department and when you think you need to see a specialist.
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