Meet Ashley Seitzer
New to Village Pediatrics, Ashley Seitzer is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, who has had the desire to work with children her entire life. She is generally the first medical professional our families meet with to gain an understanding of symptoms, and to prep them for treatment and/or the service they are scheduled for. As a healthcare provider, her goal is to help improve every child's health, as well as establish a strong and ongoing relationship with their families. She provides safe, superior family teaching and education so that every child she meets with lives the healthiest lifestyle possible.
Born with a unique heart defect known as TGA, Ashley spent a great deal of her childhood battling her health. Before the age of 14, she had underwent 4 open heart surgeries. This experience has created a compassion within her that she passes on to her patients. She feels she is able to understand and give back to her patients in the most caring way, providing a special amount of empathy for her patients and their families with all aspects of their child's health.
Education and Training
Ashley attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor in Nursing. After she achieved this outstanding goal, she spent the next 6 years working in the NICU as an RN in Austin, TX, followed by working as a nurse in cardiac ICU at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. She then decided to expand her education and went on to graduate summa cum laude with a Masters degree in Nursing from Texas Tech University where she specialized in pediatrics. As a practitioner, Ashley has specialized in general pediatrics and developmental pediatrics.
Ashley loves to travel, cook, and spend time with her family. She has lived in Plano, TX half of her life and is newly married to her husband, Joe, who is an architect. In addition, she loves the outdoors and enjoys going to the lake, rock climbing, four wheeling, hiking, and so much more. Ashley and Joe are a very active couple and have 3 fur-babies. Throughout the year, they enjoy visiting their condo in Destin, FL and spending time with their big family.
The Nurse Practitioner Role
A Nurse Practitioner is a nurse who is qualified to treat certain medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor. Nurse Practitioners often perform a full-range of services, including ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions, and prescribing medications. In our office, Nurse Practitioner Ashley Seitzer works alongside of Dr. Hebbur and Dr. Okammor to diagnose and treat patients with the best available care.