Debbie is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. She has over thirty-five years of nursing experience in a variety of practice areas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University, her Master's Degree in Adult Health-Critical Care from Emory University, and her Family Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Missouri. Debbie serves as a nurse practitioner in the Cognitive Neurology Clinic, where she sees patients with a primary diagnosis of dementia. In this role, she provides follow-up care, medication management, palliative care, and clinical teaching for patients and families who suffer from some type of dementia. She is also on the faculty at the Emory University School of Nursing where she teaches undergraduate and graduates nursing students in palliative care.
Debbie has been recognized for her outstanding achievements in nursing by multiple organizations for many years. She was honored with the Georgia State Award for Clinical Excellence as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2011 and was named the March of Dimes Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year for Georgia in 2013 in Palliative and Hospice Care. Debbie is a well-known invited national and international speaker and has presented over 600 nursing seminars across the country in the areas of geriatrics, medical-surgical nursing, and palliative care.
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