Location: Amanda Merino, Family Nurse Practitioner, Swope Health Services, all clinics

Patients should know…

I strive to provide care and treat every patient as if they were a family member by developing an open, honest, and trustworthy relationship. I believe the patient and their families should be at the center of their care and are the ultimate decision makers. My job is to provide options, educate, and help simplify the medical information they need to assist them in making an informed decision about their care.

My focus is on preventive methods to sustain a healthy well-being, as well as managing chronic concerns across the lifespan. I have also learned over the years… it never hurts to think outside of the box!

Education

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Kansas. Associates in Nursing Science (ASN) from Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Awards include Greater Kanas City Hispanic Scholarship Recipient, Sigma Theta Tau Honors Scholar, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Officer.

Experience

Joined Swope Health in March 2019. Previously worked as Blue Valley Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, University of Kansas School of Nursing Faculty, Heartland Urgent Care RN, Kansas City Dermatology RN, and Children’s Mercy Oncology Inpatient RN

Background and passions

I’m from Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kan. Outside of the clinic I like to spend time with my little boy and family… he keeps us on our toes and moving!  We love outdoor activities such as amusement parks, visiting the zoo, and traveling to the Cayman Islands.