The most rewarding aspect of being a medical provider for Gaojua J. Penton APRN, MSN, FNP is knowing she has made a positive difference in patients’ lives by helping them live to the best of their abilities in a pain free environment.
Joining the National Spine and Pain Centers Fayetteville office in March 2019, Gaojua brings with her more than seven years of experience as a registered nurse including serving four years in the United States Air Force. She earned her master’s degree in nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain University in Illinois and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
“Over the years, I’ve seen patients suffer from either acute and/or chronic pain and noticed that once treated, it contributed to a healing domino effect on all other underlying health concerns,” she said.
Gaojua is excited by the many new interesting treatment options and technologies that are being developed such as Platelet Rich Plasma to bring unique opportunities to combating pain.
When putting together a treatment plan, Gaojua wants to develop trust and a teamwork atmosphere with her patients. “I believe this begins with honest and open communication and allowing the patient to be an active participant in his/her treatment plan,” she said. “Developing a plan of transparency where both parties (myself and the patient) can see and understand realistic goals and expectations is key to a successful plan.”
Gaojua listens to patients’ needs and concerns with the goal of treating each like she would a family member; viewing them as a whole person and not just another number. Most importantly, she aims to provide her patients with proper mentorship throughout their treatment process.
When she is away from the office, Gaojua enjoys walking her dogs and reading.
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