Specialty: Surgery, Hospitalist
Home State: Michigan 
Practicing Locum Tenens Since 2020

Getting to Know Dianna:
Why did you first pursue locum tenens work?
Locum Tenens allows for an amenable work-life balance. Working seven on/ seven off mitigates burnout and allows for quality time with my family. Additionally, this schedule promotes continuity of care as my hospital patients have the same provider for a week’s span. This is satisfying to be present as my patients improve as well as to be in tune if they start to decline – I can react faster; this leads to improved outcomes.
Describe the most unique assignment you’ve worked.
As a provider that embraces holistic care of my patients, I found my most unique assignment involved working at two different sites in the same month – as a Neurovascular Surgery NP & as a Hospitalist. With the duplicity of roles, I was able to bring additional knowledge for treating stroke patients as a Hospitalist and treating Covid-19 and co-morbidities in stroke patients. As with most assignments, I bring forward additional knowledge gained as I advance in my career
What medical advancements would you like to see in the next 5 years?
We continue to move forward with communication-related to our patients’ medical histories. I would like to see this continue and advance to where patients’ medical histories in their entirety are available to the practitioner in real-time. Additionally, I would like to see the ACNP role continue to evolve to continue to work in conjunction with the ever-expanding role of the Physician promoting enhanced teamwork in all senses of the word!

Client feedback: Dianna is a breath of fresh air. Her patient care and bedside manner are excellent. We are grateful to have Dianna assist our department as a locum tenens provider.

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