Zaneta Martinez , MSN, FNP-BCContact Info
SUNY Plattburgh, NY: BSN
Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY: Nurse Practitioner
My earliest memory of wanting to become a healthcare provider was as a teenager, when I was introduced to science as a part of medicine and I realized that combining them together helps patients to live longer, healthier lives. As a healthcare provider, I have the opportunity to be directly involved in making a difference in the lives of my patients. Being directly involved in initiating treatment plans and counseling on preventative services, gives me the ability to help my patients improve their overall health.
I decided to be a family nurse practitioner because every day I have the opportunity to see different patients with different health needs. Patients who may have the same complaint may have different healthcare needs and will need a personalized approach and will need a custom course of action to be helped. This means that every day as a primary care nurse practitioner encourages me to find more ways to enrich and improve healthy lifestyles of my patients.
Spending extra time to communicate with patients is very important. I know that listening and asking various questions will build mutual understanding, allowing patients to voice their concerns and lead to a better health outcome. I strive to know what is most important for my patients and what they hope to achieve.
Prior to joining Starling, I worked as a family nurse practitioner at Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, NY and have four years of experience in primary care.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with family, yoga, music, and photography.