Sharon St.Clair Simon, FNP-C believes in optimum function for patients.
With expertise in botox for migraines, viscosupplementation for knee and shoulder pain, trigger point injections and occipital nerve blocks, she was drawn to the National Spine and Pain Centers McLean office thanks to the plethora of interventional options available. Her practice aims to “help people treat pain in ways that are able to complement and minimize opiate use.”
Joining NSPC in January 2018, Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a Family Nurse Practitioner master’s degree from Georgetown University. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Ohio State University.
With a passion for teaching, Sharon has served as an adjunct faculty in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgetown University since 2017. Her previous work experience includes as practice director and nurse practitioner at Generations Family Practice in Reston, Va. and as a nurse practitioner at the CVS Minute Clinic in Arlington, Va.
When developing a treatment plan, Sharon notes there are many medication classes to help treat specific components of pain and not all are opiates. “There are lots of options,” she said. Opiates may be used when needed to maximize benefit yet minimize dependence.
Her philosophy is completely patient-centered. “I take a holistic approach to partnering with my patients for maximum health,” she said. “I promote conventional treatment and add exercise recovery and use of alternative treatments. Health is more than absence of disease, particularly for patients with chronic pain or injury.”
In her downtime, Sharon likes to cheer on local sports teams such as D.C. United, Georgetown Hoyas and the Washington Capitals and Redskins. She stays active by running and exercising but also likes to relax with a good book.
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