Shavon Lamar, DNP, MBA, FNP-C
Shavon’s calling is to exemplify, teach, support, nurture, and guide all who receive to achieve abundant lives, fulfill their purposes, and gift their meaningful legacies to the world. She will achieve this by planting seeds (infused with spiritual, logical, and artistic matter) and feeding & watering (adding knowledge) through writing, speaking, and artistry.
One of her favorite quotes:
“Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” John C. Maxwell
- Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science (BSN) in 2005 from the University of Oklahoma, her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013 from Graceland University, her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2019 from Wilkes University, and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2022 from Grand Canyon University.
- Her eclectic experience in the medical field commenced as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. The United States Army sustained training as a medic and initiated a nursing career as a licensed vocational nurse. As a United States Army Reservist, she served as a Medic/ER nurse, Combat Lifesaver Instructor, and backfield nurse in Labor and delivery in Germany. As a civilian, She primarily served as a registered nurse in the ICU, dialysis, home health, and as a clinical coordinator and educator.
- A passion for service and life-long learning has been interwoven into my practice. My practice approach is traditional medicine accentuated with alternative medicine tailored to the patient’s preferences. I believe in the mind/body/spiritual connection and the benefits of a holistic approach to care and education. One cannot fully optimize their health without enhancing each facet.
- She has served in various practice areas, including family practice, primary care, military medicine, rheumatology, pain management, and substance use disorders. She became the first mid-level provider in the facility and area to obtain training in substance use disorders and a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) waiver for buprenorphine treatment. Representation and volunteering are important to me; therefore, She has performed health physicals and sports physicals for local community organizations, churches, and schools. She has also been privileged to perform sports physicals for the local Special Olympics.
- Representation and volunteering are important to me; therefore, I have performed health physicals and sports physicals for local community organizations, churches, and schools. I have also been privileged to perform sports physicals for the local Special Olympics.
- Her professional goals are continuing education and extending education informally and formally. She has mentored and precepted family medicine residents, mid-level providers, and nursing students. In 2022, She met an academic goal of becoming an adjunct faculty for a nurse practitioner program. Regarding research, one of her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) professors invited me to consider being published in the university’s journal after graduation. Her DNP project and data were reviewed by physicians and implemented into our clinic’s practices. She desires an educational tenure and more opportunities in research and publications.
- She enjoys spending time with her three children and traveling for their competitive athletics and arts. Her hobbies include reading, writing, painting, and music (listening to and playing the piano) and converting knowledge into wisdom in her personal life.