A Valentine’s Day Note to CF Clinics Across the Nation

Debbie
My CF nurse, Debbie Benitez.

This Valentine’s Day, I’m not writing about romance. I’m writing about a different kind of passion: the kind that Nurse Practitioner Debbie Benitez embodies.

After work and her son’s track meet, Debbie recently met me at a Starbucks and talked to me for two hours about the importance of infection control for patients with Cystic Fibrosis (the interview was for our clinic newsletter). I sipped my latte and nodded like a metronome. I tried to keep up with Debbie, who was starving but couldn’t manage more than a few bites of her sandwich because she had so much to teach me.

Frankly, Debbie scares the crap out of me. You know what? It’s working. Read More »

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