Karen Adamson, WHNP
After 13 years as a trauma and intensive care nurse, Karen went through her own personal trauma: “I was widowed at 37, when my kids were still small,” she says. In the wake of that loss, she decided to go back to school to become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. “I realized women are the center of the family,” she explains. “They need to be encouraged, healthy, and strong to make good decisions for themselves and the people they love.”
Her mission is to build trust with her patients and partner with them on healthcare decisions. "I'm not here to tell them what to do," she asserts. "Together, we figure it out, so they go into this next chapter of their life as productive and confident as possible."
What excites Karen about caring for this generation of midlife women is their refusal to be overlooked. "They don’t want to be counted out,” she says. “They won't accept being long-time sufferers like their mother or aunts did. And they shouldn't, because there are so many things we can do to improve symptoms."