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Please allow Anne-Marie to share with you her background and approach to patient care:
“For over 20 years now, I have been providing healthcare to the women of this region in some form or fashion. Born and raised in Tallahassee, it has always been my dream to raise a family here and give back to this community that shaped me. I am so blessed to be living that dream!
Since childhood, I was fascinated with pregnancy and birth. I knew early on that I wanted to be a healthcare provider and was drawn to the specialties of women’s health and nurse-midwifery. I attended Vanderbilt University and received a BS in Human & Organizational Development. Then went on to earn my Master of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt School of Nursing and become a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM).
Prior to working as a CNM, I chose to gain some bedside nursing experience while working as a nurse in Labor & Delivery for a couple years here at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. I then went on to work as a CNM for a time. Those years were formative, educational and very exciting. I learned a great deal about patient care, the importance of a trusting relationship between patient and provider and the teamwork required to work through challenges to achieve the best possible outcome.
As my family began to grow, I decided a more set schedule with a focus on gynecology would be a better fit, and it has been. My professional journey has changed a few times over the last two decades, however, my goal has always remained the same: to provide excellent healthcare to women, of all ages and stages, in a kind and respectful manner.
As a woman, I am well aware that gynecology visits and gynecological issues can cause anxiety. For that reason, I make extra efforts to address your concerns and needs in such a way that you will look forward to our next visit.
I welcome an opportunity to earn your trust!”
A few other quick facts:
· Anne-Marie is certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
· She is a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH).
· She is an active member of Bradfordville First Baptist Church.
· In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends and exercising outdoors or at Orange Theory.
Anne-Marie sees patients for gynecology.
“Nurse Practitioner Anne-Marie was extremely friendly and helpful. I am usually extremely nervous when I go to the doctor’s office (especially the OB-GYN), but she walked in and immediately introduced herself and talked to me like we were going to be friends, and it really helped me to ease my anxiety. I will definitely be requesting to see her again in my future!” ~ anonymous
“I saw AnnMarie for my well woman visit, after a rescheduled appointment with Dr. McAlpine, in mid May. After AnnMarie walked in and introduced herself, the first thing she noticed and asked me was if I had ever had my enlarged thyroid examined. I had not and actually had never noticed it myself. I became concerned and she strongly suggested I follow up with my primary care physician, although she said goiters and other non concerning thyroid issues were common. I did as she suggested and after a series of appointments and inconclusive tests, I had a total thyroidectomy. After surgery on June 15, the pathology report confirmed Follicular thyroid cancer.
My first reaction was to be incredibly grateful for AnnMarie. It doesn’t feel like these words can ever express my gratitude and appreciation. I believe God places you in the right places with the right people and AnnMarie is truly my angel. Thank you for being observant, thank you for being knowledgeable and thank you for caring enough to say something. I know the days in the health care field are hard but know that you are making a difference. I’m forever grateful for you and as both of my doctors have said about you… “good catch!” I hope I can properly thank you in person one day but until then, I truly thank you.” ~ Jessica