Elsa Lawrence, DNP, APRN
- Family medicine
- Preventative care
- Patient education
- Acute care
- Women's Health
What is your practice philosophy? My practice philosophy is to educate and empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare. This can be through preventative and wellness visits or providing patients the necessary tools to better understand and manage acute or chronic conditions.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be a: If I wasn’t caring for people, I’d probably be caring for animals.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? Before I became a provider I worked as a registered nurse for over 10 years in the hospital setting. I enjoyed caring for others and teaching about healthy life decisions. I decided to further my education and now I enjoy caring for patients and families in the clinic setting. I am able provide preventative care and education, keeping patients happy and healthy at home.
Something I have learned from my patients is: I have learned the importance of building a rapport with patients. This can help people feel comfortable in somewhat uncomfortable situation and encourage an open dialogue that will facilitate their healthcare needs.
My personal health goal is: My personal health goal is to find a healthy balance in life.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? The best health advice I have received it to not take on too many lifestyle changes all at once, it can set a person up for failure. Make small changes over time, this leads to better sustainability and overall better outcomes.
- Family medicine
- Listening to music
Years of experience
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