Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Meet Our Surgery Center Director

Meet Crystal Buchanan, MSN, FNP-C!
Crystal is the Clinical Director of the Ambulatory Surgical Center at Eyecare Medical Group. What this means is that she assures the center operates effectively and efficiently from the standpoint of quality of care, patient safety, patient satisfaction, and physician satisfaction.

Crystal has been with EMG since July of 2009… this time. She worked at Eyecare Medical Group from May of 2002 to the end of 2003 as a registered nurse in our surgery center. She left EMG in 2003 to pursue a Masters Degree in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Crystal also has both her Associates degree AND Bachelors degree in Nursing.

Crystal has worked in many different aspects of the nursing field. She was a critical care technician while pursuing her Associates degree. Once receiving her nursing license, she worked as a Registered Nurse on a step down cardiac unit. She has also done work with pharmaceutical research studies for cardiology and rheumatology protocols. After receiving her Master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Crystal practiced as a nurse practitioner and clinical coordinator for a surgical practice in the Lewiston/Auburn area before returning to EMG.

Thanks for returning to EMG, Crystal! We certainly appreciate all of your experience and knowledge!