Barbara C. Allen recently joined the staff of Patriot Internal Medicine, a Nurse Practitioner health care service in Tucson. Barbara graduated with honors from the Harbor UCLA Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program in 2005. This accelerated program delivered two years of post-graduate level training in one year. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill; and three Associates Degrees in Nursing, Psychology, and Respiratory Therapy from Tulsa Junior College in Tulsa, OK. Barbara is also Board-Certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and is licensed to practice in Arizona and California.
This is what Barbara has to say about her profession: “I grew up in a household of healers. My step-father was an Orthopedic Surgeon, so it seemed natural for me to carry on the family tradition of caring for people. I started my medical career as a Respiratory Therapist and then became a Registered Nurse. After twenty years as an emergency room nurse, I went back to school and became a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Since then I have provided quality, caring, and non-judgmental care to women from all walks of life. I believe that every woman is entitled to the best compassionate and supportive care I can provide. I especially enjoy helping women with menopausal issues. I want my patients to live happy, healthy, comfortable, and productive lives.”