Helping others live their most productive and highest quality of life has always been the driving force behind Nurse Practitioner Julianna Dannenhoffer’s career in healthcare. “Medical care can be intimidating and scary (for patients) so making (appointments) approachable and welcoming is an important part of my practice,” she said.
Earning her bachelor’s, master’s and nurse practitioner degrees from Regis College, Julianna joined the National Spine and Pain Center’s Farmington CT location in November 2018.
Working as a registered nurse in the operating room at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. for three and a half years, Julianna saw the extremes of invasive spinal and orthopedic surgery as well as the benefits of regional pain relief procedures. “Being able to treat some of these painful conditions on an outpatient, non-invasive level really drew my interest” to the field of pain management.
When developing a treatment plan, Julianna’s approach to medication management is to fit each individual patient’s needs. “Medication management can be an incredibly helpful and even life changing intervention for managing pain,” she said.
Julianna believes it is imperative to base your medical practice around patient-centered care. “Every patient is different and, therefore, each visit must be treated as such,” she said. “For me, at the forefront of patient-centered care is the philosophy that patients should be both informed about and involved in their care.”
When Julianna is not seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, dogs and friends. She may also be found enjoying the outdoors, cooking, as well as exploring local restaurants.
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