Tricia Porter, FNP-C
My philosophy has always been lifestyle modification before medication. I have said on numerous occasions to patients in different settings “I want to be your healthcare provider, not your pharmacist.”
I have found that in my career that there will always be a need for traditional western medicine. However, I am grateful that my eyes have been opened to the benefits of lifestyle and functional medicine. This style of medicine has played a larger role in my attitude regarding focusing on the way of life changes versus prescribing medications. It also has enhanced my entire role as a provider.
Tricia Porter graduated from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee Massachusetts in 1995 and spent most of her career as a nurse in cardiology. She gives much of the credit for her passion for lifestyle modification to her 12 years of running a cardiology and cardiac rehab program.
In 2014 she finished her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester Massachusetts. Since then, she has been practicing as a nurse practitioner in primary care and Functional Medicine again with the focus being on lifestyle modification.