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Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Shawn Dearie Becomes Full-­time Provider at North Oaks Primary Care Clinic in Independence

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto
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.

Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Shawn Dearie

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 here.

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 and management.