Diane Smith | Surgery - General Cedar Rapids
Dubuque Hospital

Diane Smith, A.R.N.P., M.S.N.

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I want to take the time to offer explanations to the patient's understanding.

Why did you become a physician/provider?

I became a provider to expand my nursing role.

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?

Honesty, accountability, integrity, knowledgeable, caring and concern

Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?

The opportunity of anticipating/addressing patient's needs, concerns, questions; being able to educate patients about preventative health to guidelines and trying to facilitate patients ability to adhere to recommendations, i.e. financial, transportation, understanding, etc.

What is the most important message you would like to share with your patients? What would you like your patients to know about you?

I try to put myself in their position to anticipate their needs at that time in their lives. I want to take the time to offer explanations to the patient's understanding.

Personal Interests

Family, grandparenting, gardening, floral, cooking/baking, knitting, and entertaining

Specialty

Surgery - General

Accepts Children

No

College/Medical School

University of Iowa College of Nursing