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Meet Amy! (she/her)

​Amy is a gastroenterology nurse practitioner who focuses on inclusive care, HPV/anal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. 

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Patient Care Philosophy

Amy is passionate about patient centered, inclusive care. She believes strongly in providing a welcoming, comfortable environment for each and every patient. Amy practices from a weight inclusive, LGBTQIA+ friendly lens - every body (space intentional) is treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.

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Educational and Work Background

Amy grew up in Montgomery County, MD. She attended Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she was a D1 cheerleader (go Red Flash!). She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007.  After graduation, she worked as a surgical oncology nurse at Washington Hospital Center. Shortly thereafter, she found her love of GI working at the Endoscopy Center of Washington DC. Throughout the next 10 years, she was promoted to charge nurse, nurse manager, and became director of both the Endoscopy Center of Washington, DC and the Chevy Chase Endoscopy Center.  While she enjoyed management, Amy knew she wanted to get more involved with patient care and decided to pursue her nurse practitioner degree. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Marymount University in Arlington, VA in 2017 with a Family Nurse Practitioner Certification and joined Capital Digestive Care as a provider upon her graduation.   Amy is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is certified in High Resolution Anoscopy through the ANCHOR study.  ​She is the lead APP (advanced practice provider, leading a team of 7 NPs and PAs) for her division of Capital Digestive Care. She is a sub investigator for the many active clinical trials through Chevy Chase Clinical Research. Amy has been adjunct faculty at Georgetown University for the WHNP/CNM program teaching a primary care course. Through her experience in both management of two ambulatory surgery centers and a clinician, she has a keen eye for process improvement, quality assurance, and a passion for advancing the role of advanced practice providers. She is on the APP committee for the American College of Gastroenterology and is humbled to be working with other accomplished GI NPs/PAs throughout the country. Amy recently founded and chairs a GI APP Networking Group for the DC/VA/MD area that meets quarterly with the goal of connecting GI NPs and PAs from all practices and building each other up. 

Publications

Cross, R.K., Stewart, A.L.,Edgerton, C.C., Shah, B., Welz, J.A., & Kay, K. (2022) Implementation Strategies of Biosimilars in Healthcare Systems: The Path Forward Am Health Drug Benefits, 15 (2), 45-53. https://www.ahdbonline.com/articles/3222-implementation-strategies-of-biosimilars-in-healthcare-systems-the-path-forward

 

Palefsky, J.M., Lee, J.Y., Jay, N., Goldstone, S.E., Darragh, T.M., Dunlevy, H.A., Rosa-Cunha, I.R., Arons, A., Pugliese, J., Vena, D., Sparano, J.A., Wilkin, T.K., et al for the ANCHOR Investigators Group. (2022). Treatment of Anal High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions to Prevent Anal Cancer. N Engl J Med, 386:2273-2282
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2201048

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