Hi, I’m Jessica, your Nurse Practitioner. It’s nice to meet you.
In my previous clinical encounters, that was about as much time as I had to be personal with you. When we only have a 10-25 minute visit, we need to get right down to business.
I decided to make a career pivot about 10 years ago, and became a Nurse Practitioner so that I could help people. My previous professional experience in nonprofit management and arts administration spoke to my passion for the shared experience and the impact of community. After having worked in administrative capacities in healthcare and behavioral health, arts administration/broadcasting, I was curious about how I could work with people to address their healthcare goals.
My skillset broadened. I went to nursing school, then got a Masters in nursing (Simmons College) and another Masters in public health (Dartmouth College); I was a birth doula and a volunteer Therapy Pet team with my beloved yellow Lab, Phyllis; I worked in a fast-paced family medicine practice (Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene), and an extremely fast past reproductive health practice (Planned Parenthood).
I learned A LOT - and learned that in healthcare, you never stop learning. I learned about myself and how I want to work with patients. And the common thread that connects all of this is that I love working with people and solving problems. As a Nurse Practitioner, I get to do both.
Let’s talk about how we can work together to solve your health care problems and chase your healthcare goals.
Jessica is licensed to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in New Hampshire. Jessica is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
ABOUT OUR CLINIC
Do you ever wish healthcare could be . . . different?
I do, and that’s why I established OUR CLINIC.
After working as a Nurse Practitioner in settings where I barely had time to get to know the patient’s medical history – much less the patient as a person – I realized there had to be a better way.
Imagine having a cup of coffee with a friend, and discussing something that is on your mind or progress on a goal that you have been chipping away at for some time. Your friend not only knows you, but they know what you value and how hard you have worked (and continue to work) to reach your goals.
Why can’t you have that experience in a healthcare encounter?
At OUR CLINIC, you can.
I started OUR CLINIC to have the freedom to work the way I want to work as a Nurse Practitioner. Instead of jumping through a series of hoops to get your healthcare – make an appointment, find a parking spot, check in, wait, rush back to the exam room, wait again, then make yourself instantly vulnerable to the clinician that you may be meeting for the first time – I wanted the patients that I worked with to have a more personal, valuable, higher yield visit.
I wanted to practice in a clinical setting that valued innovation, hard work and nontraditional (yet still evidence based!) approaches to the clinical encounter. I wanted to be able to make the change that my patients requested, instead of referring them to someone else with hope that their voice would be heard.
I believe in the essential nature of the co-production of healthcare. The best health advice in the world is meaningless if the patient isn’t on board. My experience is that healthcare works best when the provider and the patient work together to formulate a strategy; you tell me what is important to you and what your goals are, and I will give you my advice on how you can reach those healthcare goals.
At OUR CLINIC, you will be seen, you will be heard, you will be a partner in your health.