Christy McPheeters, CRNP
Christy McPheeters is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for family medicine and the management of chronic diseases. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Registered Nurse degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK and her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. She is certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner.
Christy developed her interest in medicine and her passion for chronic disease management at a very young age. “My mother was a very brittle type 1 diabetic and is now a double transplant recipient, so when I was young I always knew I wanted to go into medicine. I saw firsthand the care she required, and still needs today and that made a huge impression on me.
“At first I thought I would be a doctor, but moving around as a military spouse made that difficult, so I decided to go into nursing instead. Now I know that was the best decision for me.” She is planning to pursue a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) as well to complete her medical training. “As a nurse practitioner, and ultimately a DNP I can provide a full range of service to my patients. What’s important is that, as an NP or DNP, I can develop an ongoing relationship with my patients and provide them the level of care they all deserve while helping them live healthy lives.”
After tours in Alaska and Arizona, Christy and her family were stationed in Maryland in 2006 and have lived in Calvert County since 2013. They are not expected to be transferred again and are happy to make Calvert her home. “Growing up in Alaska, we are very outdoorsy people, and love being close to the water and the cliffs and everything else this county has to offer.”
Christy sees patients three (3) days per week in the Calvert Primary Care Prince Frederick office. She sees patients of all ages and specializes in the management of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.