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Lisa Pierce, R.N., Certified Nurse Practioner (C.N.P.)

Lisa Pierce, R.N., C.N.P. Lisa Pierce, Certified Nurse Practitioner (C.N.P.), sees patients at Midwest Internal Medicine Associates for health maintenance visits as well as for treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. She collaborates with the practice's physicians to provide patients with a team approach to treating illness and achieving optimum health. Lisa helps patients to maintain health, lessen their risk for cardiovascular disease, maintain a healthy weight and stop smoking.

She has worked at Botsford Hospital as an acute care nurse practitioner for many years. Lisa's wealth of nursing experience includes critical care, cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and internal medicine.

Earning an undergraduate degree in nursing at Mercy College, Detroit, she went on to earn a graduate nursing degree at Wayne State University, Detroit. She completed her acute care nurse practitioner certification training at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Lisa is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Acute Care, the American Heart Association for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and the American Nurses Association for Critical Care. She teaches critical care and cardiac rehabilitation to nurses at Botsford and serves as a guest lecturer and preceptor at several area colleges and universities.

What is a Certified Nurse Practitioner or C.N.P.?

A certified nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with additional formal education, including specialized knowledge and clinical skills in health care. Working with physicians and other health professionals, a C.N.P. performs a broad range of primary health care services such as giving physical examinations, treating common illnesses, coordinating care of common chronic illnesses, and helping patents meet their health needs.