Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
BS from Edgewood College in Biology
BSN from Columbia University in Nursing
MSN from University of Virginia, School of Nursing, Charlottesville -PNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
Heidi is both a healthcare provider and a health educator, with an emphasis on teaching families the importance of exercise and nutrition, and helping them find ways to incorporate healthy habits into daily living. “All of our lives are busy, chaotic and stressful. It is really hard as a parent to make sure we are making our kids eat balanced meals every day, getting enough sleep, exercising outside of school and emotionally meeting all their needs as well as all of ours. I continue to teach classes outside of the clinic so I can help families find the balance between nutrition and exercise that they can sustain long term.”
Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, and also finds time to nurture her creative side through sewing and crocheting, as well as many other activities.
“I love working with families and children, helping them stay as healthy as possible. I love promoting wellness that includes the physical as well as emotional health. I enjoy the successes with the families when we find ways to get a little healthier.”
Doctors of internal medicine, also called “internists”, are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists are sometimes referred to as the “doctor’s doctor” because they often act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems. Doctors of internal medicine treat the whole person, not just internal organs.
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dedicated to the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Treating a child is not like treating a miniature adult. A major difference between pediatrics and adult medicine is that children cannot make decisions for themselves. We support the health and well-being of children and are advocates for children’s health issues.
The medical professionals at Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics are here to guide your family to total health through prevention, education and medical intervention. We are committed to meeting your expectations for service, access, efficiency and trust. Internal Medicine & Pediatrics is part of Fort HealthCare’s Fort Medical Group network of clinics.