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Rachel Blackford, ARNP

  • Urgent Care
  • Family Medicine

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Rachel Blackford, ARNP

Medical School
  • Walden University
  • Undergraduate Education
    • Creighton University
Focus Areas
  • Urgent Care
  • Family Medicine


Why did you become a physician/provider?
I began my career as a nurse and loved taking care of patients, but I wanted to do more for them. I became a Nurse Practitioner to further my education and be able to take care of my patients at the next level.

As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
To provide quality, individualized care in a compassionate manner.

What type of care/clinical interests are you most passionate about?
Urgent care, family medicine.

Why did you choose your specialty?
I chose Family Nurse Practitioner to take care of patient of all ages. I enjoy the variety of ages and different aspects of caring for each population.

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
I am a positive person. I enjoy being a provider and strive to be kind, compassionate and knowledgeable.

Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?
Each day is different, I get to meet new patients and help them with their medical needs.

What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
I enjoy working in health care. The well-being of my patients is important to me as is being able to help them when they have a medical concern. If I cannot help them myself, then I can use my resources to get them the care they need.

Personal Interests
I like to spend time with my family, friends and dog. I love a good cup of coffee and being outdoors. I especially enjoy attending my kids' activities and any chance to get to the beach.


Family Medicine, Urgent Care