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Elizabeth Van Dyke, NP

Elizabeth gives credit to her big, close-knit family for leading her towards a career in medicine. Both of her parents are in the medical field—her father is a physician and her mother is a nurse—and she’s a middle child of four children, which taught her early on how to strike a balance between interaction and observation with the people around her. They taught her that compassion and empathy is the first step towards caring for others. From her childhood, she says that she learned “I was a nurse, before I became a nurse.”

When it was time to make it official, Elizabeth enrolled in the University of Virginia, where she earned her BSN in Nursing and eventually went on to earn a Family Nurse Practitioner MSN from George Washington University.

In her time as a nurse, she has worked in the Neuro ICU at the University of Virginia, in the Pediatric Transplant Department at Georgetown University Hospital, and in the Ambulatory PACU at Georgetown University Hospital. These experiences have primed her how to adapt to a fast-paced environment, acting quickly but with compassion in the face of stress and suffering. She also places a great deal of importance on patient/provider respect and on getting things right—from genuine, holistic care to making sure that patients receive the most helpful information to ensure adequate home care when they’re discharged.

When she’s not in the clinic, you will most likely find Elizabeth running (she has run 2 marathons and is shooting for 5!) or busy playing with her seven nieces and nephews. She loves to do anything outdoors, whether it’s fly-fishing or kayaking or camping in our country’s most beautiful National Parks.

We hope you’ll come see Elizabeth for an appointment soon. We’re privileged to have her on our team!