“I am inspired by potential – potential in patients to recover and heal, potential in healthcare professionals to increase their knowledge and show compassion and care, and potential in health systems to pioneer meaningful change.”
Whitney Essex, MSN, FNP-BC, received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011 and is board certified in family practice by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. Whitney has been a Nurse Practitioner with Cherokee Nation Health Services since 2012 and works in the Infectious Diseases Department where she coordinates the Cherokee Nation Hepatitis C Elimination Program and co-directs the Ending the HIV Epidemic Program. Whitney assists in the maintenance of a general infectious diseases clinical service, providing primary care for HIV, HIV-PrEP, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases related patients. She also serves as faculty for several infectious diseases-related virtual ECHO clinics across Indian Country.