“Beginning my nursing career in critical care taught me the importance of regular preventive health care, especially when it comes one’s overall quality of life. I choose to become a Nurse Practitioner because I wanted to help people optimize their quality, and quantity, of life. My philosophy is that actively listening to a patient is important in order to accurately diagnosis an ailment they are experiencing. It also involves understanding the value in having open and honest communication with patients, especially when devising an achievable, individualized treatment plan. This includes discussing realistic abilities, appropriate expectations and attainable outcomes – from both the patient and provider. My philosophy also involves encouraging applicable lifestyle modifications before prescribing medications and when indicated, implementing evidence-based medicine with a holistic approach; including but not limited to healthy nutrition, adequate physical exercise, pertinent cognitive health coaching and/or ideal weight management.”

Board Certification(s)

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Graduate School

Chamberlain University of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
St. Charles, IL

Undergraduate School

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Towson, MD

Professional Associations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Member

Personal Interests

Travel, Hike, Reading.

Biography

Tracy Turner received her Associates Degree in Nursing from The Community Colleges of Baltimore County – Catonsville, her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from The Notre Dame University of Maryland and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University. She is certified in Family Practice by The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has additional certifications in Critical Care and Cardiac Medicine by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is a Baltimore native currently residing in Gambrills, Md. with her husband. She has two grown sons; one is a Marine veteran and the other is currently a student at Louisiana State University.