Franklin Park Highlights Nurse Practitioner

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Nurse Practitioner Michelle Weaver, MSN, ANP-C, states “I approach treating my patients holistically. Their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs all have to be considered. To me, that also means including the patients family members who are often a vital component of their day-to-day lives.”

Michelle Weaver is delighted when her efforts result in good outcomes and happier, healthier patients. She appreciates the opportunity to make a positive impact on her patients’ quality of life and overall well-being. True listening, Weaver says, is an important part of building trust. “Sometimes, no matter how busy you are, “she says, “you just have to stop, take a breath, and completely listen until they’re done telling you everything.” And that’s good patient care.

Michelle comes from a cardiac background: she worked in a hospital step-down intensive care unit and also managed outpatient visits for the head of cardiology at University Hospital here in Denver. She earned her BSN at Goshen College in Goshen, IN, and her MSN from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has practiced nursing since 1999 and has been an ANP since 2009.

Michelle calls herself a “Big Time Soccer Mom” as she and her young son share a passion for soccer. Here ideal activity is an evening run-time to be alone, reflect on the day, and wind down. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, who are especially important since her family lives in Pennsylvania.

~Courtesy of Senior Care of Colorado