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Brittany Wadaga ’16 begins Nurse Practitioner position in Hancock clinic

January 9, 2019

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) has welcomed Finlandia University alumna Brittany Wadaga, NP, to their team of family medicine providers. She will be serving patients at UGL’s Hancock Family Health Center – Family Practice and will also assist with seeing patients at other UGL locations as needed.

Brittany Wadaga, NPWadaga (Fox) graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from FinnU in 2016. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin, and moved to the Upper Peninsula in 2003. After finishing up at FinnU, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from University of Michigan-Flint. 

Wadaga is eager to join the UGL family to provide quality care to patients in our rural community. She has an interest in Family Medicine because she enjoys interacting with and caring for patients of all ages.

“Family Medicine allows me to care for my patients through their lifespan,” said Wadaga. Wadaga also has an interest in Diabetes management and thyroid disorders. “I enjoy the opportunity to educate my patients about preventive health and assist them with managing their acute and chronic conditions in order for them to live their healthiest life.”

Wadaga looks forward to connecting with her patients.

“A positive patient-provider relationship with trust, communication and patient education are essential components to developing an effective health care plan,” said Wadaga. “This has a strong influence on how patients perceive their quality of care. I have the responsibility to educate with evidence-based information to help my patients recognize the importance of preventive measures and their treatment options.”

Brittany Wadaga and her family enjoy spending time at camp and being outdoors, kayaking, going for walks with their dog, Bella, and traveling.

This press release has been re-published with permission from Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center. Learn more about Finlandia University’s nursing program at finlandia.edu/nursing

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