Family Nurse Practitioner JoAnn Eastman MSN, FNP-BC, has joined Anacortes Family Medicine and is accepting new patients.

Eastman received her Bachelors in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and worked for a total of seven years as Senior Computer Programming Coordinator and later as Lead Software Systems Engineer for TRW Ballistic Missile Division San Bernardino, CA. Yet with love for helping people and fascination of the human body, she returned to school and earned her Bachelors in Nursing from Loma Linda University, CA. In 2016 Eastman received her Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY.

Serving in healthcare since 2005, Eastman has been employed as charge nurse (as needed); clinical nurse, Emergency Room; and clinical nurse, Endoscopy/Outpatient Surgery at Havasu Regional Medical Center, Lake Havasu City (LHC), AZ. She was aesthetic nurse and business manager before becoming owner, family nurse practitioner, medical and cosmetic dermatology At NuDerm Treatment Center, LHC. She was also (at times, overlapping) primary care provider, family nurse practitioner for Geriatric Population at Lake Hills Inn and Havasu Nursing Center; and was most recently employed by Valley View Primary/Walk-in Care, Fort Mohave, AZ, as family nurse practitioner.

A Sigma Theta Tau honor society member, Eastman continually participates in ongoing healthcare-education opportunities, “yet I most value time with my kids or my dog,” she says, “and I’m looking forward to learning how to sail!”

Anacortes Family Medicine is located in the Island Hospital Medical Office Building at 2511 M Avenue, Suite B, Anacortes. For appointments call (360) 299-4211.

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Published on March 5, 2019