Heidi Robinson pays it back by taking care of those that helped her succeed and pays it forward by caring for future generations. Heidi grew up in the area and chose to go into nursing with the encouragement of the US Army and had the opportunity to provide nursing care to people around the world.
Working with the 10th Mountain Division Physician’s Assistants made her want to return to school to be a Family Nurse Practitioner to care for the whole person. Her passion for diabetes management came from multiple family losses related to diabetes. She focuses on bringing specialized diabetes management close to home with the understanding of local issues and culture that can affect the process.
She continued her education and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at St. John Fisher College which will help her advocate for rural health, professional nursing, and diabetes matters.
Her motivation is to help make someone’s life a little better each day. “I’m thrilled when someone has that ‘ah-ha moment’ of success in managing a chronic condition, or it may just be the time I spend listening to someone’s serious concerns that help make their day better.”
She chose to work at Tri-County Family Medicine so that she could practice in her own community. Every day she tries to put things in plain language so that she can have real conversations with her neighbors and friends about making a personal plan for better health.
In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, gardening, hobby farming, and practicing her faith.