Natalie Degroff 2016-10-24T13:56:01+00:00

Natalie-DegroffNatalie DeGroff, FNP-C studied at the University of Arizona – Tucson where she received a Bachelors in Science of Nursing.

She then went on to specialize as a Family Nurse Practitioner while gaining her Masters of Science in Nursing at Regis University in Colorado.

Natalie believes in assisting patient’s as their health partner rather than provider.

She enjoys helping patient’s learn how to be proactive in their own health and take steps towards improving their health and overall function.

PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL EXPERIENCE

Arizona Pain (Interventional Pain Management Practice) – Phoenix, AZ

Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Providing multimodal care with an emphasis on interventional pain procedures for acute and chronic pain management patient population.
  • Conducting and managing 75-90 patient clinic visits per week in outpatient setting.
  • Close collaboration with Anesthesia and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Attending Physicians.
  • Experience maintaining and managing electronic medical records in Aprima and use of Dragon dictation.

Cardiac Solutions (Cardiovascular Medicine and Electrophysiology Practice) – Peoria, AZ

Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Providing cardiovascular care initial consultations, follow up care, hospital discharges, Advanced EKG interpretation, and Cardiac Stress testing in both inpatient and outpatient practice settings.
  • Conducting and managing 100-120 patient clinic visits, 40-50 initial hospital consultations, 5-10 hospital discharges, 10-15 stress tests per week with consecutively increased productivity evaluated on a quarterly basis.
  • Delegated as Team Lead for 17 Mid-Level Providers during the absence of primary Administrative team.
  • Close collaboration with Cardiologists and Electrophysiologists.
  • Experience maintaining and managing electronic medical records including Cerner and Centricity.

Arizona Medical Clinic (Family Medicine) – Phoenix, AZ

Family Nurse Practitioner                                                                                                                  

  • Assessed, diagnosed, treated, and evaluated families across the lifespan.
  • Evaluated 65-100 patients per week primarily serving foreign refugees, uninsured, and underinsured populations.
  • Collaboration with Maricopa County Tuberculosis clinic in order to provide accessible treatment of latent Tuberculosis.
  • Management of care for multi-cultural and multi-lingual patients requiring utilization of translators for 8-10 different languages. Represented the practice in a human interest piece on local news network.
  • Experience maintaining and managing electronic medical records including Amazing Charts and Office Ally.

GENERAL EDUCATION, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIPS

Regis University; Denver, CO

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, 3.96 GPA. With Graduate Honors Distinction.

  • Recipient of Federal Professional Nurse Traineeship Grant
  • Graduate Nurse Practitioner Clinical Experience – 630 hours total
    • Denver Health Lowry Family Health Center (Family Medicine)
    • S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System (Home Based Primary Care Program)
    • Denver Health Medical Center Healthy Hearts Clinic (Transitional Care of Cardiac Patients)
    • Anthony Central Hospital (Diabetes Education)
    • The Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (Public Health)
    • Denver Health Rachel Noel Middle School Based Clinic (Pediatric Medicine)
    • Foothills Family Practice (Family Medicine)
    • Denver Health Medical Center Obstetric Screening (Obstetrics)
    • Denver Health Westside Family Health Center Women’s Care (Gynecology and Obstetrics)
    • Evercare (Long Term Care)

University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 3.5 GPA. Graduated Cum Laude

  • University of Arizona Dean’s List Honorable Mention.
  • Recipient of the Diane Breeding Memorial Scholarship, for academic achievement and merit.
  • Recipient of the Janet Gunder Scholarship, for academic achievement, merit, and exhibiting a commitment to nursing education.
  • Selected in a competitive process for participation in the Senior Nursing Final Practicum in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Drug Enforcement Administration; DEA License
  • American Board of Cardiovascular Credentialing; Level II CVRN Board Certified                             
  • State of Arizona; Registered Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse
  • State of Colorado; Registered Nurse License
  • American Heart Association; Healthcare Provider—BLS, ACLS, and PALS
  • Emergency Nurses Association; Trauma Nursing Core Course TNCC

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Banner Boswell Medical Center
  • Banner Del Webb Medical Center
  • Banner Estrella Medical Center
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • Abrazo West Valley Hospital
  • Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Member
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honorary Society of Nursing. Member
  • Project C.U. R. E., Nursing Team Leader

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