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Ashley Hurst, FNP

Advanced Health Practitioner,Primary Care,Family Medicine
Accepting new patients


Nurse Practitioner Profile

Independent community physician contracted with NorthBay Healthcare. Their accepted health plans may differ from what NorthBay Healthcare normally accepts. Please contact their office for a complete list of their accepted health plans.

I was always drawn to medicine, even as a small child. I loved hearing stories from doctors in my community about the kinds of patients they saw, I read everything I could about medicine, and Rescue 9-1-1 was my favorite TV show! Over time, that initial interest developed into a desire to understand the many factors and circumstances contributing to overall wellness, and a deep commitment to promoting healing in my community.

I specialize in Family Medicine, and I cannot imagine practicing in any other area! It allows me to participate in a large variety of cases throughout the lifespan, both acute and chronic. However, my favorite aspect is the continuity of care it allows. It is so rewarding following parents through pregnancy, meeting their newborn, and watching that baby grow up. I love working with patients to arrive at a diagnosis, and developing a treatment plan that we can watch unfold and take root making positive changes in their lives over time. I love playing a role in enhancing the wellness within families and their communities, and having an understanding of the unique challenges faced by both. Family medicine is very much aligned with my personal philosophy of practice, which includes the ability to help any person who needs it, and never turn anyone away.

I am compassionate and collaborative in my practice. I always aim to work with a patient to develop a plan of care that feels attainable, supported, and inclusive of their concerns and overall wellbeing. My best tool as a provider is listening to the patient! I cannot count the number of times a patient has told me, “You’re the first person who has actually listened to me.”

Winters Healthcare allows me to practice exactly the type of medicine I always envisioned. I am able to provide care throughout the entire lifespan. The size of the community allows me to establish ongoing relationships with patients. I work as part of an interdisciplinary team that provides comprehensive patient care and views each individual as a complex whole. I am proud to be part of an organization that strives to provide the highest quality care to every person we serve.

Locations:

172 E. Grant Ave
Winters, CA 95694

Education:

MPH Environmental Health Studies, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Michigan MSN Nursing and Clinical Leadership, Rush University School of Nursing MS Family Nurse Practitioner University of California, Davis
Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken:

  • English,Spanish