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Mrs. Paula Minervino, APRN, FNP-C

Services Provided
  • Adult Primary Care
Location

2215 Portland Ave.
Louisville, KY 40212

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I have 28 years of nursing experience, over 5 as Nurse Practioner. I have worked in Orthopedics, ER, Labor and Delivery, High Risk ante-partum, and circulated as an or nurse. My family says all I have ever wanted to do was to be a nurse. I credit this to a nurse who showed compassion to me following an emergency surgery I had as a child. I was hospitalized over Easter weekend, and my mother was 8 1/2 months pregnant with my younger sister. To this day, I can remember the nurse bringing me an Easter basket because I was worried I wouldn’t be home for the Easter bunny.

During my high school years, I volunteered on the transplant floor at Jewish, and took care of a child with cerebral palsey on the weekends. My passion has always been to treat people the way I was treated. I love taking care of my patient at Family Health Canters, as it truly is a population who makes me feel like they need me. Many of them give me hugs, and I always enjoy the cards, they send. I feel like I can make a difference here. My goal has always been to make a difference in the world.

When I am not working, I spend most of my time with my husband of 20 years, my 12 year old son, and 2 dogs. While most of our activities involve sports because I am the only female in the house, I do enjoy teaching my son to cook. Once a month a get together with my girl friends for a girls only wine and craft night. When the weather is warm, my family and I always enjoy spending time in the pool and sneaking away to the beach for a week or two. This gives me time to catch up on reading my favorite murder mystery and just spending time with my family.

Education

Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Spalding University 1994

Masters of Science in Nursing, emphasis in Family Practice from Northern Kentucky University 2016

Certified as a family Nurse Practioner