A passion to care for underserved populations inspired Patricia Green, FNP, to pursue a career in medicine. She emphasizes the importance of communication in the promotion of health and well-being. At PMG-Glisan, Patricia will be involved in the development of home visits to patients who otherwise have limited access to the clinic. She also sees patients in the PMG-Glisan Internal Medicine clinic, as well as supporting the many refill requests and telephone calls.
Patricia believes her most important role as a family nurse practitioner is to partner with patients and families to develop a plan of care that most meets their needs and individual style. She has been working with the elderly population for the last 10 years. "My job when meeting with families is to identify the problems, evaluate health obstacles, present care options, and help facilitate those choices," said Patricia. "This fits well with our new model of patient-centered care."
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1989, Patricia completed her Master of Science degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1991. She has received her family nurse practitioner certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Patricia recently moved to Portland from Alaska, where she lived for 40 years. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with her children who live in Portland and Seattle.
Areas of expertise
Family medicine, internal medicine
Bachelor of Science, Biology: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Master of Science, Nursing: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tenn.
Patricia is a board certified family nurse practitioner.