Profiles in Telehealth: A Family NP on Taking the Leap to Full-Time Telemedicine

Family nurse practitioner, Cheresse N., tells us how she transitioned out of the in-person clinical setting to practice telemedicine full-time.

What’s your background? What did you do before practicing telemedicine?

I graduated from Rivier University with my MSN / FNP in 2009 and have been practicing in primary care ever since. I recently completed my transition out of the clinic to focus on telemedicine full-time. This was a huge leap of faith and I am glad I did!

What’s your life like outside of work?

I live in New Hampshire with my long term partner. He is a registered nurse. We have one fur baby — a French Bulldog! We enjoy traveling, cooking, watching movies, and yoga.

What brought you to telemedicine?

I tried to get into telemedicine in 2019, but quickly realized I needed more state licenses if I was going to dive in fully. I worked on acquiring additional licenses and in 2020, I was ready to roll.

During the pandemic, telemedicine became more widely utilized and people realized the benefits of virtual care. It has been interesting and exciting to be part of telemedicine during this time.

What’s your Wheel Moment of Freedom?

Recently I was able to transition completely to telemedicine and with the flexibility in my schedule, we are considering adopting a second puppy as I will have more time to train it!

What do you think the future of healthcare holds?

I look forward to being part of the future of medicine. Telemedicine is here to stay and I believe it will be utilized more than ever moving forward. The ability to provide quality, convenient care to patients from their home has been a wonderful experience.

Thanks, Cheresse, for being an essential member of the #WheelCareTeam!

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