Andrea Riley ARNP has joined Fidalgo Medical Associates (FMA) as a new provider specializing in family medicine.
Riley holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, she earned a Masters’ degree in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State College in Framingham, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
With more than 12 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Riley worked most recently at the Naval Health Clinic in Oak Harbor, Washington. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Riley pursued a career in nutrition, serving as a community health educator in the Peace Corps and later as a dietitian in a hospital setting.
Concerning her shift from dietitian to ARNP, Riley says she realized she wanted to be able to address individuals’ health concerns in a more comprehensive manner. She likes to emphasize principles of healthy living as she cares for patients.
“I feel it is essential to attempt to understand my patients as individuals in order to best address their physical and mental health needs,” says Riley. “Familiarity with a patient’s lifestyle, occupation, family situation, and personal priorities allows me to work together with that patient to shape a care plan most fitting to them.”
Riley has a special interest in medical acupuncture and has incorporated it into her practice for the past two years.
Fidalgo Medical Associates is located at 1213 24th Street. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 360-293-3101.