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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
My name is Joanne M. Keller, ARNP and I am a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been providing primary health care to residents of Lake county for nearly a decade. In August of 2001, I opened my own office-based Family Practice / Women's Health Center on North Bay Street next to Lake Pharmacy in Eustis, Florida. It has been a wonderful experience for me, both personally and professionally to carry out a life long dream of helping people learn how to take responsibility for their own health. As a result of nutritional counseling and self-care skills learned in my practice, many patients have become so healthy that I was able to transition my "sickness-based" practice to a "wellness practice" and built a brand new office in Lake Town Center in Mount Dora in January of 2008.
As a Nurse Practitioner, I have the opportunity to teach, encourage, motivate and engage others in taking responsibility for their own health. My approach is holistic and encompasses mind, body and spirit. I find nothing more rewarding than to be part of the process that unfolds when a person decides to take personal responsibility for their own health and makes changes to improve the quality of their life because of something that I might have said, explained, described or recommended.
From a patients’ perspective, a visit to a Nurse Practitioner can be a new and exciting experience. The primary focus of care is based on health maintenance and prevention of health problems. A Nurse Practitioner can offer you the benefit of years of experience as a Registered Nurse, which includes effective communication between patient and provider as the primary goal. Nurses are experienced at listening to patients concerns, explaining in detail what is happening with their health, alleviating fears and teaching people how to take better care of their mind, body and spirit.
A Nurse Practitioner can serve as a primary care provider in many areas of health care. Screening and individual counseling is performed in order to help identify any problems that might require early medical intervention in order to prevent more serious or permanent health conditions. A Nurse Practitioner can:
- Write Prescriptions
- Order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic testing
- Perform physical exams
- Monitor and treat acute and chronic health problems
- Perform gynecologic examinations
- Provide individual and group counseling on many areas of health
Primary health care is very important in the lives of every human being. Having a primary care provider who understands you on all levels and will engage in an individualized plan of care that works best for you is what the "patient-provider relationship" is all about.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment. Come see what a Nurse Practitioner can offer you in the way of a practical and unique approach to providing preventative and wellness care to you and your family.