DEPARTMENT OF BAPTIST HOSPITALBaptist Towers
1717 North E St.
Pensacola FL , 32501
Kristy Crowley, APRN-C, is an experienced nurse practitioner who provides care to patients at Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute. She works closely with patients and their families to develop care plans to best meet their needs.
University of Alabama at Birmingham – MSN
University of West Florida – BSN
Board Certified, Acute Registered Nurse Practitioner
National Stroke Association
American Nurse Association
Meet Your Provider
What led you to become a Nurse Practitioner and choose your focus of medicine?
I have always known that I wanted to be in the medical field but after working as a critical care registered nurse, I realized I wanted to continue my education and become a nurse practitioner. Even though I loved being a bedside nurse, I wanted to gain more knowledge so I could have a deeper understanding of how to help patients.
What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
Anytime I can have a positive impact on a patient’s health is rewarding to me.
How would a patient describe you?
Honest, compassionate, and thorough.
What’s your proudest moment as an advanced practitioner?
Honestly, anytime I can make a difference in a patient’s life is a proud moment for me—whether it be by offering them a treatment plan to improve their health or even just by listening to them and helping them understand their health better.
In your opinion, what are the most important factors in an advanced practitioner-patient relationship?
I think trust and open communication are two vital pieces of any provider-patient relationship.
What can a patient expect when they have you as an advanced practitioner?
A patient-centered plan of care that encompasses any needs he or she may have, education that is individualized to his/her needs, and encouragement to instill healthy lifestyle changes.
What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
I think the huge advancements that are being made in the medical field are so encouraging! It is unbelievable to think how far healthcare has come and there are new treatments being developed and tested every day. I am thrilled to be a part of the healthcare field during such an exciting time.
What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
I think it is important that the patient gets all their questions answered and feels comfortable with the treatment plan going forward.
Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health care he/she deserves.
By taking my time with every patient, giving them my complete attention, and always trying to help each patient understand their health issues, their treatment options, and what he or she can do to improve their health.