A note from Nurse Practitioner Julie Foster:
I accepted the Executive Committee Chair position for Nurse Practitioners of Oregon / Independent Practice Business Owners (‘Wow, that is a mouthful) this month.
With our difficult to navigate healthcare system in the United States, I am passionate about practicing medicine that is personalized and humane. Being in private practice and owning my business for 12 yrs has allowed for freedom around this process. All of the providers at Pohala are also independent providers.
Collectively we share the vision of a healthy planet with healthy people.
When I went out on my own, I answered an inner calling and found myself in the position of being a health care provider and an entrepreneur. Many nurse practitioners and natural providers are also in the business of medicine.
I have learned and grown endlessly. I love medicine and discovering all the ways we HEAL as individuals and as the collective.
Nurse Practitioners are smart, emotionally strong and as warmhearted as needed during the most wrenching life events for those we serve.
This new position with the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon / Independent Practice Business Owners Group allows me to stay in touch with the changes in our health care world. It is my goal to give back to the community and work with fellow nurse practitioners to create healthy individuals and communities empowered to live into their purpose.