Hello, I'm Courtney
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to work in healthcare. The pediatrician who cared for me as a child had a Nurse Practitioner in his office who was my inspiration.
As a New England native, after stops in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Boston, I happily relocated to the Bay Area with my family about a decade ago. From a young age, I knew that I wanted to work in healthcare. The pediatrician who cared for me as a child had a Nurse Practitioner in his office who was my inspiration.
I got my undergraduate degree in nursing from Georgetown University. While in undergrad, I worked as a nurse technician on the perinatal floor in the university hospital. My job included checking fetal heart tones and caring for high risk pregnant mothers in the antepartum unit. In the postpartum unit, I educated new moms on breastfeeding and taught parents how to diaper, bath and swaddle their babies. I also cared for newborns in the newborn nursery. I loved being present during such a special time. This experience led me to pursue Labor and Delivery as my senior year practicum, where I worked alongside an RN preceptor for 400 hours. I assisted with dozens of births, including triplets!
After graduating, I went on to work as a registered nurse at Northwestern University for a year before returning to Georgetown to pursue an advanced nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. While in graduate school, I worked in the emergency department as an RN, which was another highlight of my career.
As a newly certified Family Nurse Practitioner, I returned home to Boston. I worked at both Brigham and Women's Hospital in the emergency department and at Mass General Hospital in the orthopedics department for many years.
When we started our family, I was fortunate to transition to a more flexible job, working as a clinical professor of nursing. I taught undergraduate students at The University of New Hampshire, then graduate students at Georgetown University in their online Master's of Nursing program.
My first job in California was at Blackhawk Medical Group, where I worked in the walk-in-clinic treating children and adults with urgent care needs. I was lucky to be asked to cover a maternity leave for one of Dr. Wells' Nurse Practitioner's, I said "yes", and the rest is history!
I am so grateful to have come full circle now caring for women in pregnancy again, while also continuing to use my primary care experience, taking care of women throughout their lifespan.
When I am not at work, I enjoy watching my four children playing sports. I also love traveling with my family. My favorite place to be is at the beach with my family, a good book and an iced coffee.