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Family Nurse Practitioner F.N.P.

Nurse practitioners are independent health care providers who have advanced degrees which allow them to diagnose, treat, and prescribe. Our NPs can serve as a patient's primary health care provider and treat patients of all ages.

NPs have completed an accredited graduate-level education program and passed a national certification examination. In the course of their training, NPs acquire advanced clinical knowledge and skills which prepare him/her to provide direct care to patients. The core philosophy of the nurse practitioner practice is based on individualized care focused on the patient’s condition(s) as well as the effect(s) of illness on the lives of the patient and their family. NPs provide holistic and preventive care engaging the individual as the primary leader in their own care and well-being.

The Nurse Practitioners at Flagstaff Family Care Clinic:

  • Provide primary care for the entire family which includes well-child care, including screening and immunizations, and health maintenance care for adults, including annual physical exams

  • Diagnose, treat, evaluate, and manage acute and chronic illness and disease (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure)

  • Prescribe drugs for acute and chronic illness

  • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies (e.g., routine lab tests, bone x-rays, EKGs)

  • Prescribe physical therapy and other rehabilitation treatments

  • Perform minor surgeries and procedures (e.g. dermatological biopsies, suturing, incision and drainage)

  • Counsel and educate patients and families on health behaviors, self-care skills, and treatment options

For appointments or questions please call 928-527-4325

Flagstaff Family Care Clinic Nurse Practitioners - Sedona Location

Michele Peters, FNP

Michele Peters FNP, graduated from University of Phoenix with a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner and undergraduate Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. She held positions as adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and Pharmacology. Michele’s nursing career includes Barrow Neurological Institute and Mayo Clinic. For the past 15 years she has been in independent practice as a family practice nurse practitioner in primary care, with a focus on adult and pediatric neurology. Additionally, she is certified in Vegas Nerve Stimulator and Deep Brain Stimulator adjustments and manages neurological conditions such as: Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Seizure Disorder, Dementia, Headaches, Neuropathy, Tremors etc.

Candace Patel, FNP

Candace Patel is a Family Nurse Practitioner and one of our newest additions to Flag Family Care. She completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgetown University in Washington D.C in May 2019. She has previously worked as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with Gallup Indian Health Service before relocating to Flagstaff. She graduated from Arizona State University in December 2011 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her background as a Registered Nurse includes the Intensive Care Unit for 6 years and the Emergency Dept for 1 year. Candace was born and raised in Arizona, and recently moved back to Flagstaff to enjoy the mountainous landscape and opportunities this town has to offer. She has three young children and a wonderful husband. Candace enjoys being a primary care provider and is passionate about preventative care and health counseling. She looks forward to serving the beautiful community of Flagstaff, Arizona.