Ashley Donaldson, FNP-C
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 3 years of experience
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider?
I enjoy helping people and watching the progress from poor health to wellness. It is rewarding to me to provide education and prevention of illness.
In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs?
Primary care encompasses the mind and body. Our role as provider is to not only manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia but we must also focus on providing mental health. Mental health is a vastly underserved part of the patients overall wellbeing. Prevention of illness is also an important aspect of primary care.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy reading, going to the beach and spending time taking walks with my family in the state forest. I have 3 King Charles Cavalier Spaniels and enjoy working with the cavalier rescue when the opportunity arises.