Chelsie Deardeuff, APRN, FNP-C
Chelsie Deardeuff, APRN, FNP-C, cares for patients of all ages at Lake Regional Clinic – Iberia. Deardeuff grew up in Iberia and is committed to providing exceptional health care to her hometown.
As a nurse practitioner, Deardeuff has advanced education and clinical training and can provide preventive and acute health care services for patients of all ages.
Before continuing her education to be a family nurse practitioner, Deardeuff spent five years at the bedside of hospitalized patients.
“So many patients I would take care of were at their lowest and worst point of health, and I often wondered what got them into the situation they were trying to overcome,” Deardeuff said. “These patients are the reason I decided to go back to school and pursue a degree as a family nurse practitioner. I really enjoy getting to know people — their weaknesses, their strengths and their motivation in life. I want to help people take care of themselves, manage disease, overcome illnesses and be as functional as possible throughout all their years.”
Deardeuff added that to provide the best care possible, she keeps up-to-date on the latest evidence and stays flexible in her care plans.
“I truly believe people have to first be educated about their conditions/illnesses and then motivated to do something about it to help themselves,” she said. “I want to help people understand not only what their condition is but the impact it currently has and potentially could have on their lives in every area, not just physically. I then want to work with them to get them the tools and care they need to manage their disease process successfully. I want to understand their struggles and their barriers and help minimize those if possible.”
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|Facilities||Lake Regional Clinic - Iberia|
|Graduate School||Maryville University, Master's in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis|