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By Amy S. D. Lee, DNP, ARNP, WHNP-BCNurse Practitioner
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Women's Health Today

My name is Amy Lee and I've known ever since I was a teenager that I wanted to be a nurse. Born and raised in the great state of Alabama, there was no doubt about attending the University of Alabama. I wasn’t there long before I realized that above all I wanted to work with women.

I received my bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Alabama in 1990, and began my career as a labor-and-delivery nurse, helping women to have their babies in a family centered environment. I received an early foundation in the family centered birthing experiencing at UA and then moved to the beaches of Pensacola, Florida and the Family Birth Center of West Florida Regional Medical Center.

After 4 years, I packed up and moved to Hawaii to go back to school! I worked nights at Castle Hospital in Kailua, Hawaii for the next year and a half while I obtained my master’s degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

In August of 2013, I completed my educational adventure with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. With a capstone project that focused on contraceptive education to improve contraceptive compliance, I used this opportunity to create a project to benefit women in my care.

My goal--to take care of women and make their lives better--has never changed. I became an active-duty military spouse just a year after starting my NP career. Even though my husband and I moved cross country four times in five years while having three children, I always managed to find opportunities to work in my field.

Since 2002, I have been working at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as the nurse practitioner on the inpatient gynecology service. In this position, I consult on gynecologic issues across the hospital, see patients in clinics, serve as a First Assist in the OR, and teach. I help guide residents, nurse practitioner students, and medical students through their clinical learning experiences. I also spend some of my time in the ambulatory clinics of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center where I take care of patients presenting for both gynecologic and obstetrical care.

My husband is a retired Naval officer and corporate pilot. He and I live near Annapolis, Maryland with our three children, our doggie, and our 2 kitties. We are very busy with soccer, dance, field hockey, lacrosse, hand bells, choir, church, swim team, basketball, violin, cello, cycling, aerobics, sailing, school, tons of friends, and, of course, work!

Today, Johns Hopkins provides me the opportunity to learn something new every day, and I very much want to share my knowledge with you. I look forward to helping you understand your health, as well as the health of the women in your life.

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