I’m not going to lie, I’m not terribly good with the science. I have to study a lot and I have to learn and re-learn it a million times before it gets burned in my mind but I’ll tell you this: I can tell when something is wrong and I will get help to aid me in figuring things out. I will call other experts. I will look things up. I can tell you I will genuinely care for you. I can tell you I know there’s more to you than what you’re telling me and what I see. There’s more to a person than science and medicine. I know this. I’m not good with books but I’m good with people.
I see you. First and foremost, I see you and I hear what you’re saying and what you’re not saying. I know you’re scared and I will hold your hand. Literally, I will hold your hand. I know you are worried about how you’re going to pay for everything. I know you’re worried about whether or not you’ll recover. I know you have a family to care for and I know you have family that cares about you. I know when you’re not feeling up to par. I know you’re confused about the millions of pills you need to take and I will sit down with you and sort it out. I will help you label your bottles so that you understand why you’re taking each damn pill. I will be just as busy every other health care provider, but trust me, I will care for you and give you as much time as I possibly could. I chose this profession not because I’m good at the science, because I’m not. I chose this profession because I want to make a positive difference in your life — and because you will make a difference in mine.
My name is Julia and I will be your Nurse Practitioner. 🙂