My favorite part of family practice is caring for the whole family, but I have a special passion for pediatric and women's health. I also enjoy providing full care for patients including physicals, care of chronic illnesses, sick visits, and even procedures including pap smears, joint injections, and skin biopsies.
Mrs. Dawn Howell is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and has been a family practitioner with UVA Physicians Group since 2014 after relocating to Virginia. Prior to that, she worked in New Jersey as a Family Nurse Practitioner growing a successful and personally rewarding family practice for nearly 6 years.
She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Prior to that she worked as a Registered Nurse in hospital-based settings for eight years after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Before becoming a FNP, her nursing career included time spent as a cardio-thoracic nurse, a Certified Post Anesthesia Care Nurse, and a nurse manager for a busy hospital-based Post Anesthesia Care Unit.