Getting to Know Angels Nurse Practitioner Emily Hamlyn

EmilyOur October Angels provider interviewee is Nurse Practitioner and Northeastern University graduate, Emily Hamlyn.

Emily has a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience, Science in Nursing, and a Masters of Science in Nursing.

Pretty impressive eh?

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Emily made her move to Boulder, Colorado when she was 10 years old. Feeling tired of the west coast, sort of anyway, she made the move to Boston at the age of 18 to attend Northeastern University and she has been here ever since.

So you must be wondering what it is that Emily does here at Angels Neurological Centers. While she states that she enjoys all aspects of the neurology field, she directs most of her attention to patients that suffer from Epilepsy, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Migraines & Multiple Sclerosis.

When asked why Emily wanted to specialize in this particular field of Neurological study, she told me “The brain has always fascinated me and after several years in neuroscience research, I decided I wanted to be on the clinical side of neurology.”

The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” ~Michio Kaku

A question I always enjoy asking is, If you were not working in the neurological field, what is it that you think that you would be doing or studying? Emily said that “possibly being a business owner, running a restaurant, being a hospital administrator, or maybe even a meteorologist because she “loves crazy weather!”. You think that maybe she can predict that this year, we will not be experiencing a winter like the previous one?

Emily comes from a large family who live all over the country so in her downtime, she loves to travel and tries to visit them as often as she can. Emily loves her sports and is a huge Patriots, Sox, and Bruins fan (who’s not these days?)! And she even runs her own Fantasy Football League!

Another one of my favorite questions to ask is, if you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
      “I would love to go to Australia, Fiji, or Capetown.”
I myself would love to see Australia as well. Especially the Great Barrier Reef. I’ve seen pictures and wow, utterly amazing! Isn’t that one of the 7 wonders of the world; maybe?

Ok, keeping with the subject.

When asked what is it that Emily loves about working here at Angels, she said that it is the collaborative approach to patient care.
    “The providers and staff at Angels all work as a team and together we try to provide the best care to every one of our patients.”
Emily, I could not have said it better myself!

And lastly, Emily had some great parting medical advice that she wanted to share with patients.
        “Drink half of your body weight in water every day, take a multi-vitamin and don’t look up medical symptoms on the Internet.”
And yes, I would agree with that statement. One cannot always believe what you read as you never know how accurate the information is online. Especially when it comes to medical advice.

Thank you Emily for volunteering to be October’s Angels provider interviewee. And of course for all that you do here at Angels Neurological Centers!

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