We have some exciting news to share with you coming out of our VIPcare primary care clinic in Lady Lake. We’ve added to our team again. Meet our newest family nurse practitioner, Dinah Henderson, APRN.
Dinah comes to VIPcare with over 38 years of experience and a passion for caring for patients.
Who is Dinah Henderson?
Dinah Henderson was born and raised in Panama City in Central America. Tragedy struck her family when she was very little with the loss of her father. As a soldier in the Army, her father served in Vietnam, where he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Her mother eventually remarried and moved the family to Williamsburg, VA, where Dinah finished school and later met her husband.
Having grown up in Central America, Dinah originally wanted to be a biologist but later decided nursing was a better fit. She was fascinated with infectious diseases, which are common in Panama.
“I enjoy finding out what caused those symptoms in infectious diseases,” she said. “Nursing was perfect!”
Dinah began her career as a registered nurse. A few years after receiving her associate degree in nursing, she decided to go back to school to earn her bachelor’s. She worked days and went to school at night, in addition to taking care of her family.
But no amount of stress stopped Dinah from continuing on to obtain her master’s in nursing from Northwestern State University to become a nurse practitioner. And she was lucky enough to have a little help during that time.
“My Mom came to live with us while I went to school for my N.P. degree,” she said. “She was so wonderful for our family during these stressful times, and the kids adored grandma!”
Dinah also credits her husband as being her inspiration.
“He has always been a great supporter of my career and was the one to encourage me to spread my wings,” she said.
Dinah has worked primarily in family medicine throughout her career, including primary care in rural underserved clinics and pediatrics. She most recently volunteered at the Lazarus Clinic in Wildwood, FL, a free clinic that services mostly the Hispanic population.
“I enjoy the ability to help someone improve their health and well-being,” she said. “I love having a positive impact in someone’s life, in whatever small way I can.”
Providing 5-Star Primary Care Service
At VIPcare, we not only provide you with great health care, but we help you achieve Better Health. We pride ourselves on providing you with providers who care and always put your health and needs first, such as Dinah Henderson, APRN in Lady Lake. Our providers’ specialties make it possible to provide you with specialized care that’s built just for you!
Come Meet Dinah Henderson, APRN at VIPcare Lady Lake
Join us in welcoming Dinah to VIPcare Lady Lake. Schedule an appointment with her today and see just how great she is. VIPcare Lady Lake is currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients; call 352-604-5121. If you live outside the Lady Lake region, CLICK HERE to find a VIPcare provider near you.