Daniel Navarro, a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner at Roseman Medical Group (RMG), is dedicated to providing quality, patient-centered care based on evidence-based practice. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) are just a few of the credentials Dr. Navarro holds in regard to practicing in family health. In addition, Dr. Navarro holds a Post-Master Advanced Graduate Certificate of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).
As a child growing up in Venezuela, Dr. Navarro dreamed of helping others by becoming a healthcare professional. An opportunity presented itself 29 years ago when he came to Las Vegas, NV as an international student. Early in his educational endeavors, Dr. Navarro took a nursing assistant course which led him into the profession of nursing. Dr. Navarro’s professional career has spanned over 25 years – 15 years as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, director of nursing, and regional director of clinical services for a skilled nursing care organization and over 10 years caring for people of all ages and populations as a family nurse practitioner including his current RMG position. In addition, Dr. Navarro has had the privilege of shaping future nurses as a nurse educator and administrator.
Acheiving Healthcare Goals through Patient-Centered Care
When asked what his favorite part of his job is, without hesitation Dr. Navarro replies, “patient interaction and care.” Providing patient-centered care to patients within family health is his guiding principle. Working with patients and helping them achieve and maintain optimum health is his ultimate goal.
As a compassionate and dedicated provider, Dr. Navarro believes it’s a true partnership when it comes to patient care in family health. “I want my patients to know that we’re partners in terms of healthcare. I’m here to help them achieve their healthcare goals by covering where they are now, where do they want to be, and how they can get there.” He truly believes a patient-centered approach is essential to family health and that patient choices are important to integrate in the care and guidance of patient care. In addition, he believes that having an empathetic, consistent, caring relationship, and good/kind laugh with patients are fundamental in building a therapeutic and trusting relationship with patients.
Navigating COVID-19 Together
It’s the patient education and positive reassurance that has really helped Dr. Navarro connect with his patients through the uncertainty of COVID-19. As we’ve navigated through COVID-19 over the last year, Dr. Navarro has continued to provide quality, patient-centered care to his patients through both in-office and Telemedicine appointments. Although Telemedicine provides a different component to care, Dr. Navarro believes it has generously provided opportunities to connect with his patients in the midst of uncertainty. Whether to provide a medication refill, review lab work, or simply have a conversation about how to navigate uncertainty in a healthy way, Telemedicine has allowed Dr. Navarro to reach his ultimate goal of working with patients and helping them achieve and maintain optimum care.
In addition, Dr. Navarro shares his own self-care practices amidst the global pandemic to give insight into how we can all navigate COVID-19 together to ensure our health and well-being.
- Practicing the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health experts – wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect, monitor health daily, and get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19
- Caring for mental health – put things into perspective, debrief with friends and colleagues, practice mindfulness, and know we’re going to get through this
- Utilizing technology to stay connected – video chat and phone calls
Article by Kristine Campo