Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Shawn Dearie, APRN, FNP
, is now accepting new adult and pediatric patients, age 3 and older, at
North Oaks Primary Care Clinic in Independence. To schedule an appointment
or get information on accepted insurance plans, call (985) 878-4174.
A member of the North Oaks Health System team for more than 11 years, Dearie
specializes in treating a variety of primary care-related illnesses and
conditions, including: high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, diabetes,
upper respiratory infections, ADD/ADHD and minor injuries.
He also is a steadfast advocate for developing healthy habits, stating,
“Helping my patients strive for physical wellness is my purpose.”
To learn more about Dearie’s expertise, watch his Facebook Live video
on colds and coughs
Dearie comes to his full-time post at North Oaks Primary Care Clinic in
Independence from the North Oaks Medical Center
Emergency Department, where he has worked for the past year. His prior patient care experience
at North Oaks also includes practicing with Northshore Internal Medicine
Associates as a nurse practitioner and as a critical care nurse in the
Intensive Care Unit at North Oaks Medical Center.
After earning bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Nursing from Southeastern
Louisiana University, Dearie graduated from the family medicine nurse
practitioner program at the University of South Alabama in Mobile with
a master’s degree in Nursing. Professionally, he belongs to the
American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Louisiana Association
of Nurse Practitioners.
North Oaks Primary Care Clinic in Independence is located at 230 Masonic
Drive. Clinic hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays.
Nurse practitioners are nationally certified, state-licensed medical professionals
who can practice independently. They are credentialed to manage the overall
care of their patients, diagnose and treat medical conditions, prescribe
medications and provide education to their patients on disease prevention