Primary Care Centers of Live Oak and Jasper Welcome New Practitioner
March 13, 2011
Lake City, FL - The Primary Care Centers of Live Oak and Jasper are proud to welcome Yvonne Billups, ARNP, as the newest member of their medical staff. With over 18 years of experience in Adult and Family Practice, Billups is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with 13 years of Registered Nursing experience prior to her certification as a Nurse Practitioner. Yvonne and her husband Randy have been residents of Live Oak for over 10 years and have four children and seven grandchildren. As an avid runner who has completed several marathons, Yvonne understands the need for a healthy lifestyle, including regular screenings and check-ups – an important part of the mission of both Primary Care Centers.
“It is important to take charge of your healthcare and be proactive in maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” says Billups. “It is vital to practice preventative medicine by having regular check-ups with a medical professional you can trust who will treat you as a person, not as an illness. And that’s just what we do at the Primary Care Center – we treat our neighbors, business associates, and fellow community members.”
Billups received her Associate Degree of Science as a Registered Nurse and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio. After working as a Registered Nurse for 13 years, she continued her education at the University of South Florida and received her Master of Science in Nursing, becoming a board-certified Nurse Practitioner in 1993.
ABOUT PRIMARY CARE CENTER OF LIVE OAK & JASPER
Primary Care Center of Live Oak and Jasper, affiliates of Lake City Medical Center, exist to serve the immediate and primary care needs of the residents of Suwannee and Hamilton counties. Under the medical direction of Daniel Messcher, MD, a board-certified Family Medicine practitioner; Lori Belote, ARNP; Yvonne Billups, ARNP and staff, the Primary Care Centers of Live Oak and Jasper offer the following services:
- Primary Health Care
- Immediate Care of non critical injuries and illnesses
- Occupational Medicine
- Physicals: back to school, sports, and occupational
- Injections and inoculation
- Minor laceration repair
- Treatment of minor burns or scrapes
- Worker’s Compensation Injury
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Wellness screenings
- Health counseling
- Women’s Health and exams
In 2010, Primary care center of Live Oak added the Unitixs Revo 1100 peripheral vascular diagnostic system. This leading edge equipment allows for diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition affecting about 8 million Americans, right in the office. Both clinics are accepting new patients and walk-in’s are always welcome. To make an appointment or for more information, please call (386) 330-0100 or visit LakeCityMedical.com.