Nurse Practitioner Business Owner Congratulates 2008 Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur of the Year

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Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker, DNP, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner Business Owner Panel Expert as well as the featured interview for the December 7, 2008, NP Interview

Nurse Practitioner Business Owner (NPBO), the leading online community for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses exploring, starting, and building their own business, congratulates Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker for being named 2008 Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur of the Year by Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

In March 2005, Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker founded Advanced Clinical Consultants based on a mission to provide a house call to every senior or disabled person in the City of New Orleans who is not able to visit their regular primary care physician. She also founded Geriatric Initiatives, Inc., a non-profit agency formed to raise awareness to the plight of the homebound elderly and disabled of New Orleans who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane KATRINA.

"NPBO is proud to recognize one of our online community members for this outstanding award," said Barbara C. Phillips, NP, and founder of Nurse Practitioner Business Owner. "It is an honor to include Dr. Scharmaine not only as a Panel Expert for NPBO, but also as one of our favorite NP Interview participants. We are looking forward to speaking with her on Sunday, December, 7, as part of our regular NP Interview series," said Ms. Phillips.

"NPBO has helped me improve my practice immensely," says Lawson-Baker. "The practical tools, ready-made checklists, and proven ideas have saved me the time and effort of researching and developing them myself."

To participate in the December 7, 2008, NP Interview with Dr. Scharmaine, visit

For more information about Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker and to learn more about her award, please visit Advance for Nurse Practitioners at

About Nurse Practitioner Business Owner
Founded in 2008, Nurse Practitioner Business Owner is an online community specifically designed for Nurse Practitioners exploring, starting or building their own business. NPBO includes practical business information as well as expert advice from the nation's top NP business owners. For more information about the Nurse Practitioner Business Owner community, visit its website at


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