When asked what motivates her, Allie VanOtterloo, NP-C, is quick to answer.
“The challenge of learning something new each day,” she says, “and the opportunity to meet and care for new patients.”
It is the combination of these passions that led Allie to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner after nearly 15 years as a Registered Nurse. Working in a variety of positions across a range of specialties as an RN, she relished the challenge of nursing patients, struggling with their health, back to feeling better. In becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she is excited to take her practice further.
“In doing this, I wanted to challenge myself,” she says. “There is a great need for family medicine providers in Siouxland and I am looking forward to working as a partner with my patients to meet their acute and chronic health needs while proactively working to prevent common disease states.”
Allie serves patients from UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Sunnybrook, offering an array of primary care services across the lifespan, minor office procedures, and more specialized care focused on the management of diabetes, thyroid conditions, and osteoporosis. Allie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. She is also credentialed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
In her role at Sunnybrook, she feels fortunate to be able to incorporate her dual passions for service and learning each day.
“I always look forward to the opportunity to meet and care for new patients,” she says. “There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t gain some new insight that will help me serve another patient in the future.”