Patricia FowlerPatricia Fowler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

“I want to be the provider that helps patients focus on their health proactively, like screenings, and to help them be at their best.”

Inspired by her parents’ separate years-ago healthcare experiences, Patricia “Trish” Fowler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, has joined Health Partnership Clinic as a family nurse practitioner serving patients of all ages with both chronic and acute conditions in our Paola clinic.

After specializing in oncology for years in larger care environments, Trish is excited to work in her hometown community, where she can literally help neighbors, the families she sees at her kids’ school and other familiar faces. Given the challenges of rural health care—primarily the provider access limitations—Trish especially looks forward to helping the older patient population, which can feel intimidated by the demands of getting help at suburban and metropolitan facilities.

Trish’s interest in becoming a healthcare professional began as a teenager, having observed the care her father received at the University of Kansas Medical Center following a motorcycle accident. “I was drawn by the combination of care, daily tasks and intellectual challenge,” Trish says. She received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.

Having worked in a specialized area like oncology, Trish has a renewed appreciation for primary care and the opportunity to continue practicing evidence-based health care amid the industry’s constant change. Her appreciation extends to the mission and culture of HPC, where she recalls her mother receiving care when health insurance availability was spotty. “My goal is to help create a community-focused clinic, where we can serve the community to the best of our ability, understand their needs, and how to best serve them through other HPC programs,” she adds.

Originally from Spring Hill, Kan., Trish resides in Hillsdale with her husband and five-year-old twin girls. The family enjoys boating in the summer, football in the fall and country music events whenever possible.

Trish sees patients of all ages at our Paola clinic.