Sarah Elgart, NP
Joined Fenway in November, 2015
Education: Bachelor’s in Psychology from Wesleyan University; Master’s of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University; and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Yale School of Nursing.
What inspired you to become a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse Practitioners have a pivotal role as primary care providers in our current healthcare system. We embrace a holistic model of care, focusing on the entire individual, not just the illness. With my background in psychology and education, the NP role in medicine seemed like a fantastic fit.
What brought you to Fenway Health?
As a mission-driven community health clinic, Fenway Health has a phenomenal reputation for providing cutting-edge, patient care to the LGBTQ community and beyond. I am excited to be part of the organization, as it grows and expands to include Family Medicine and provide care across the age span.
What do you like most about being a Nurse Practitioner?
Besides the fact that my work is very rewarding and I get to make connections with my patients, with each day of practice, there are numerous opportunities to learn and grow as a provider. Each day is exciting; you never know what will come through the door.
When you have time off, what do you get up to?
You can find me adventuring locally and beyond; this includes hiking, cooking, painting, biking and doing yoga. I recently tried surfing in Costa Rica with a little success.
What surprises you most about your line of work?
Primary care is as much of an art as it is a science. Medical guidelines are informative, but intuition and creativity are equally important.
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