BOONVILLE – Family nurse practitioner Diana Carpenter has returned to Boonville Family Care, 13407 Route 12.
Previously was on staff from 2001 to 2007, she joins Corrine E. Reed, also a family nurse practitioner.
Carpenter earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, where she also completed her training as a family nurse practitioner.
She said that becoming a nurse practitioner allowed her the opportunity to offer the most for her patients.
“I believe in a whole care approach,” said Carpenter.
“I try to get to know my patients well enough so that they feel we are on the same page when it comes to developing a plan for maintaining their good health.”
Having recently returned to Boonville, Carpenter said she is thrilled to become part of the community where her sons and their families live.
“The bonus to being able to return to seeing patients at Boonville Family Care is that now I have more opportunities to spend time with my grandchildren,” said Carpenter.
She’s excited to get reacquainted with some of her previous patients at the Boonville office and also meet new ones. She is also happy to be back working with the team at the practice and looks forward to working with Reed.
Reed, a native of Boonville, has been involved in caring for her community since her teen years.
She became a volunteer firefighter at the age of 14, following in a family tradition. Her grandfather, David Pritchard, is the chief of the Boonville Fire Department.
“I have always had the strong desire to help people,” said Reed.
“My experiences with the fire department led me to pursue a career in health care. To have the ability to help people get well, and to keep them well, has driven me to continue my nursing education to become certified as a family nurse practitioner.
“Now I feel I have even more to offer my community and I am excited for this opportunity to care for patients at Boonville Family Care.”
After graduating from Adirondack High School, Reed received her associate of applied science degree in nursing from St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, Utica.
She later earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master’s of science in nursing and certification as a family nurse practitioner through SUNY IT, Marcy.
New patients of all ages are being accepted at Boonville Family Care.