We are the only primary healthcare clinic within a 25-mile radius.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2014
NAPW honors Dee Everhart, FNP-BC, DNP, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Dr. Everhart is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in healthcare. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
“When I was 5 or 6, my aunt, who was a nurse, gave me a cap and nurse’s uniform,” recalls Dr. Everhart. “I told her that I wanted to be a nurse doctor.” A few years ago, Dr. Everhart, who has been a nurse for 55 years, did indeed become a “nurse doctor” when she received her Doctorate in Nursing (DNP) from Old Dominion University.
As a nurse, Dr. Everhart worked alongside her husband, a “country doctor” for 40 years. When he retired, she chose to continue to work, honing her nursing skills in hospitals. Eventually, she and her daughter, also a DNP, established Everhart Primary Health Care, a small healthcare facility that provides much-needed services to their small town of Cana, Virginia. “My daughter and I got our Doctorates at the same time. My husband said it was the proudest day of his life,” says Dr. Everhart.
The mission of Dr. Everhart, who is often a keynote speaker at local events, and her daughter, is to provide community residents “quality care at a price you can afford.” They accept no outside insurance, all visits are only $50 and bartering is not unusual. Although the clinic is small, they are able to offer clients a wide range of services including management of stable chronic illness, treatment of acute minor illnesses, wellness examinations, health education and disease prevention. “We are the only primary healthcare clinic within a 25-mile radius. We have nursing students and medical students who work with us and hope to become affiliated with a larger hospital. It’s challenging but we are trying to improve the health of Americans,” she says.
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