Marissa Patrick, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, HNP is a board certified adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, qualified to treat patients ages 13 and older. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. and a Master of Science in Nursing, which included degrees as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and a Holistic Nurse Practitioner, at New York University (NYU) in New York, N.Y. She practiced for several years in New York City at the NYU Langone Medical Center, working with acute neuro-rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury and in private practice, providing primary care as a Nurse Practitioner.
Patrick chose to go to NYU, in part, because of the holistic nurse practitioner program, which is the only program like it in the nation. Using both Western medicine and alternative therapies, she approaches her medical treatment with a patient-centered perspective, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Her goal is to work with each patient to create a plan for optimal health, including nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modification.
“Developing relationships with people is crucial in being able to provide the best care possible and active listening is a large part of this. The holistic part of my training takes into account the whole person and this additional knowledge of alternative and complementary medicine, as well as preventative health care, can be a benefit to my patients,” said Patrick.