“I want to spend more time educating people before they have health problems, not in the middle of a crisis or after damage has already been done.”
Jessica King, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, joined Allen Midwifery & Family Wellness as a provider in 2022 after obtaining her Master’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and obtaining her nurse practitioner certification.
Jessica started her career as an ER nurse and spent nearly 15 years serving all ages and populations in different trauma hospitals, urgent cares, and freestanding ERs. She spent the first part of her career working on mastering emergency care – obtaining certifications in emergency nursing and pediatric emergency nursing. However, during her time in ER, she became increasingly aware of the need to help patients understand the importance of preventative health.
“I realized that so many of the patients I saw didn’t understand their medical conditions, or how to manage them.”
After spending years at the bedside, she went back to school to complete her Master’s degree with a focus in Family Practice. As a repeat client and former RN and birth assistant, Jessica has always held a special place in her heart for Allen Birthing Center (now AMFW). She is excited to be working in a capacity to offer more family wellness services to AMFW clients.
Jessica is a Texas native and grew up in Plano. She now lives in Murphy with her husband, four kids, and their rescue dog Chuck. She believes that all patients should be educated on healthcare options and that there is no “one size fits all” approach to healthcare. She hopes to help her clients understand the importance of preventative health, educated decision-making, and a healthy lifestyle.