Meet Your Neighbor: Amie Peterson — Nurse practitioner champion for homebound patients
Excerpt from North Fort Myers Neighbor Living special feature
By Chuck Ballaro | Aug 18, 2021
Many years ago, doctors all over the country made house calls to their patients regardless of their age and condition. It was part of their job.
And just when you thought the art of home care had died, the pandemic came and brought this valuable service back.
The fact is that many patients have been unable to leave their homes, especially in Southwest Florida where the senior population is so high and the need of such services is great.
A North Fort Myers practitioner is among those who have come to the rescue for many of these homebound patients, ensuring that house calls are here to stay.
Amie Peterson, an adult nurse practitioner of Millennium Physicians Group at 3434 Hancock Bridge Parkway, was among 12 recognized as Home-Centered Care Institute’s Florida Champions (and one of three from Lee County) for their work treating homebound patients.
Peterson, who received the honor late last year, said she was shocked to be recognized, but that helping others, especially those who are older, is what she was made to do. Read More