Elizabeth Bielstein, ARNP
“An empowered patient is the lead partner in managing their health and wellbeing.”
I believe that patients should be at the center of their care. When they are, they have a choice of providers and have a voice in the planning and delivery of the care they receive. I invite the patient to communicate their concerns, and bear the responsibility to meet them where they are and, when necessary, coach them in identifying and achieving their goals for health and wellness.
I have a particular sensitivity for people with mood disorders. Mood disorders can be challenging to properly identify, but when I’m able to identify them and find the treatment that works best for the patient, I am able to help people regain function—and this is very rewarding for me as a provider.
Since 2010, I have been a continuous member of the Association for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, an organization of providers in Washington State. We provide education, networking and peer support, as well as a lobbyist in Olympia who advocates for nurse practitioners. Washington State sets the standard for advanced registered nurse practitioner practice in the United States, and other states have followed our lead in expanding nurse practitioners’ scope to practice at the top of their license.
Why The Everett Clinic?
I always dreamed of working in an integrated medical practice, where providers and patients participate as partners in the planning and delivery of healthcare. The expansion of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry at The Everett Clinic demonstrates a commitment to partnering with patients to meet comprehensive health needs and provides an environment conducive to achieving it.