We are so very pleased to welcome two wonderful nurse practitioners to our staff! These compassionate caregivers have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to helping our patients become their healthiest selves. Vicki and Farren share their stories below!
What brought you to nursing?
I became a nurse over 8 years ago because I have a desire to help others. I love going to work and having the opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life and to make a difference.
Where have you worked previously?
I started my nursing career in the PCU-telemetry/step down unit at Fauquier Health and continued in the area of telemetry for approximately four years including medical/surgical telemetry. I then transitioned to the Endoscopy department, rotating through pre/post and intra procedure areas. After graduating from UVA as a nurse practitioner, I spent a year working closely with the same digestive health team in their outpatient clinic as a provider. During my NP program I completed my clinical practicum hours at local clinics in Culpeper as well as in Charlottesville, VA, mostly in the primary care setting.
What do you like best about working at the Free Clinic?
I have loved working at the Free Clinic since day one, the staff have gone above and beyond to make the new providers feel so welcomed. I look forward to serving the community that I grew up in through preventative care, disease management and patient education.
Could you share a personal tidbit related to family, hobbies or interests?
In my spare time you will most likely find me spending time with my husband and our 4-month-old. We love to be outdoors, including walking our dog Tucker. I also enjoy staying active through exercise and hiking.