Kimberly D. Newman

Education & Training:

  • 2008 Master of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner
    Western Carolina University
    Asheville, NC, United States
  • 2003 Bachelor of Science: Nursing
    Western Carolina University
    Asheville, NC, United States
  • 2003 Associate of Science: Nursing
    Blue Ridge Community College Health Science Center
    Hendersonville, NC, United States

Experience:

  • 04/2018 to Current - Mountain Kidney & Hypertension, Asheville, NC

    Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified under the supervision of a Mountain Kidney Associates, P.A. nephrologist (primary or back-up supervising physician) may perform the following tasks in a medical office: elicit medical history, perform physical examinations, discriminate between normal and abnormal findings on the history and physical examination and diagnostic tests and initiate referral, consultation and interventions as needed, perform,order or refer for preventative medicine screening, evaluation or intervention as needed, address general medical problems, complaints and symptoms and consult with the supervising nephrologist as appropriate, diagnosing and addressing diverse medical problems including diseases of various systems, recommend to the supervising nephrologist a plan of care based on assessment data. Refer/consultation with other specialists as needed, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, review results and initiate appropriate intervention, prescribe and adjust dialysis-related medications such as those prescribed for blood pressure, bone disease, including vitamin D, anticoagulants-heparin, erythropoietin and iron, adjust and prescribe non-dialysisrelated medications, comprehensive access assessment and management, management of central lines for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheters, initiate involvement of social services, dietitian, occupational and physical rehabilitation as appropriate, documenUchart notes on all patient activities, provide teaching and counseling aimed at maintenance and prevention of further deterioration in health status of the Chronic Kidney diseases patient. lnstitute a regimen for health maintenance and prevention, provide teaching and education of patient for ESRD in modality of therapy selection, including transplantation and evaluate patient and family social, environmental and home care needs, perform and interpret office laboratory tests such as U/A, blood glucose, hemoglobin and stool for occult blood among others.

  • 02/2015 to Current - Nurse Practitioner CVS Minute Clinic, Brevard, NC

    Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified; working autonomously, conduct physical assessments, including DOT physicals. Perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common conditions, provide screenings, interventions, counseling and prescribe medications as needed to patients in specified age categories. Provide accurate assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common family illnesses for patients over 18 months. Help patients manage their well-being with vaccinations and patient education; Ensure patient information, visit history, refer outs, lab follow-up, phone calls and consults are carefully and completely documented in the EMR; ldentify opportunities within local communities for development of outreach activities; Daily use of computer, software programs (EMR), printer, scanner, and credit/debit card equipment; Develop a close working relationship with store manager and pharmacist at the clinic location; perform non-clinical tasks as required(e.g. reporting, vaccination temperature management, maintain clinic appearance); complete financial responsibilities pertaining to customer payments; willing to travel to other Minute Clinic locations when necessary.

  • 06/2013 to 06/2014 - Nurse Practitioner LaMond Family Medicine, Hendersonville, NC

    Family nurse practitioner-Board Certified; perform comprehensive assessment and physicals; diagnose and manage chronic illnesses and diseases; perform minor office procedures; consults with consulting physician appropriately; collaborate with other providers in the community to provide continuity of patient care; and make referrals appropriately.

  • 11/2012 to 06/2013 - Nurse Practitioner Henderson County Health Department, Hendersonville, NC

    Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified; provides the following services to the patient: assessment of physical and emotionalwell-being, medical diagnosis and treatment, ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests, recommending preventive care, counseling, referral to resources within the department and to outside community agencies, referrals to physicians, and follow-up of medical problems. Patient education is an important component of all services provided. Work is confined to the department clinic setting.

  • 11/2008 to 10/2012 - Nurse Practitioner Blue Ridge Health - Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC

    Family nurse practitioner-Board Certified; perform comprehensive assessment and physicals; diagnose and manage chronic illnesses and diseases; perform minor office procedures; consults with consulting physician appropriately; collaborate with other providers in the community to provide continuity of patient care; and make referrals appropriately.

Professional Affiliations:

Sigma Theta Tau lnternational (Nursing Honor Society), North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Awards:

Recipient of the Western Carolina University 2003 Graduate Nursing Program Faculty Award.

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitionerwith the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

Publications:

"Anal Pap Smears, Should We Be Doing Them?" a literature review in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.