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Featured Provider: LYNETTE COLLINS
Lynette Collins did a three year stint in Alaska where she implemented a pediatric primary care program in 50 Indian villages in Southwest Alaska. Following Hurricane Katrina, Collins worked on the Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans Mobile Unit to provide prenatal and primary health care in some of the areas hit hardest by the storm, including St. Bernard, Westwego and Algiers.
Notwithstanding her exciting and heroic travels, Collins enjoys the comforts of medicine at home in New Orleans. “A wonderful day is when I see a number of patients from one family,” said Collins. “That’s when I feel like I’m being that family nurse practitioner.”
Collins handles primary care across the life cycle, from prenatal to senior care, at the St. Cecilia Health Center. She prides herself on providing services in a caring and gentle manner, making the patient’s overall experience “a little bit better.”
When one of her patients was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Collins gave the patient her mobile phone number so that she could call her with questions and/or concerns. “She calls me on my way home so that we can talk,” said Collins. “It’s important to follow-up with patients to say we care…we care about what happens to them and what the results are.”
Collins is a great example of a practitioner who goes above and beyond to provide continuity of care and quality patient care; she is Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans.
has practiced medicine far and near for the past 30 years. Currently a family nurse practitioner at Daughters of Charity Health Center More>>