Princeton, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
Valerie Layne is a board certified family nurse practitioner with a clinical doctorate, and is a primary care provider, now practicing at Princeton Medical Group, Plainsboro office, 3 Liberty Street, Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536, and will be available one Saturday a month in Princeton, 419 North Harrison Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Centralized phone number (609) 924-9300.
Dr. Layne is a board certified family nurse practitioner with a clinical doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and master’s degree from New York University. She became a Diplomate of Comprehensive Care through certification examination by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Counsel for the Advancement of Comprehensive Care in 2010.
She formally practiced, for the last 12 years, at Hightstown Medical Associates, in East Windsor, New Jersey. Dr. Layne states that as the as the Affordable Care Act integrates millions of new patients into healthcare system, the demand for nurse practitioners in primary care will continue to escalate. Nurse practitioners diagnose and treat acute and chronic health conditions, prescribe medication, and order and interpret diagnostic tests. Studies continue to validate the high quality care nurse practitioners provide, and high level of patient satisfaction.
Providing holistic patient care includes counseling patients about healthy lifestyle choices, including the importance of regular exercise across the lifespan. Dr. Layne is certified as a health-fitness specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine, and holds a 5th degree black belt in karate. She has been instructed, and brown belt ranked in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the internationally famous Gracie family in California. She has had the honor of working directly with the founder Helio Gracie and his son, Royce Gracie. Her current fitness regimen includes weight training and running. She states that primary care providers who exercise regularly are more likely to discuss the role of exercise in the prevention and management of chronic disease, discuss potential barriers patients may encounter, and plan strategies for success when trying to implement lifestyle change.