Meet Jennifer Adoh
YEARS IN PRACTICE: 13 years.
DEGREES: MSN, APRN-CNP.
JOB: Family Nurse Practitioner.
ADDRESS: 350 S. 40th St.
PHONE: (918) 683-0753.
HOURS: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
WHAT DREW YOU TO THE FIELD OF MEDICINE?
"I have always been a people person. Growing up, my Grandma was a registered nurse and I was able to watch her care for many different patients. From that I developed a desire to play a role as she did in people’s lives, being able to positively impact them when they were at their most vulnerable. I have worked in the medical field for the past 13 years, and have enjoyed working closely with patients during their times of illness and health. Being able to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to help them successfully manage their illnesses has always been very rewarding. Being a patient advocate and helping them through various treatments and plans is something I enjoy."
WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE IN YOUR FIELD?
"The entire medical profession is changing rapidly, and the role of the nurse practitioner is still relatively young in the health care industry. I feel it is important to advocate for our place on the health care team and for the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the role while staying within our scope of practice. A major challenge I see is finding a balance between a background in nursing and the role of provider. I feel it will be increasingly important to be a patient advocate while providing high-quality, individualized care."
WHAT'S THE NO. 1 THING YOU WANT PATIENTS TO KNOW?
"I believe it is an honor, not a right, to be able to treat and care for the people of this community. I feel it is my responsibility to stay up-to-date on the current treatment options and health care trends. The patient’s experience is extremely important, and I believe it is their right to actively participate in their own care, as well as their right to feel respected. I believe in the importance of connecting to each patient as an individual in order to provide holistic, quality care."
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— Kenton Brooks