Nursing has always felt like a calling to Emily Monnette. But after serving as a nurse for several years, Monnette realized she wanted to offer her patients more in-depth and comprehensive care. She explains, “I went back to school to become a nurse practitioner because I wanted to help patients manage their chronic conditions to help keep them out of the hospital. I’ve now been a nurse practitioner for five years, and I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.” At Erlanger Primary Care’s Northshore location, Monnette is able to address a range of health conditions, from treating musculoskeletal injuries and acute illnesses to performing dermatology procedures, administering immunizations, and more. It’s the diversity of the job, plus the relationships she forms with her patients, that she enjoys most.
“I love when patients have good results and improved quality of life.”
1. Can you tell us a little bit about your profession?
I see patients in the office on a schedule who are 18 and older. Patient visits range from yearly exams, such as well woman exams, to chronic disease management and referrals as needed.
2. What is your best advice for patients?
Be an advocate for your health.
3. What influenced you to pursue your career?
I became a nurse over 10 years ago because I wanted to help others.
4. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
Disease prevention, early intervention, and managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, COPD, and mental illness.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care for your patients?
Treat others how you would like to be treated.
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