Mary Anne Walker, MSN, FNP-BC, a Family Nurse Practitioner with MedOptions

Get to know Family Nurse Practitioner, Mary Anne Walker, who serves patients in the State of Maryland.

Specializing in long-term care, mental health nursing, and consulting, Mary Anne is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who has been in practice since 1977. She is affiliated with MedOptions in the State of Maryland.

MedOptions partners with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the nation to provide expert behavioral health services, improving the overall mental health in elderly patients through the use of memory care evaluations, medication management, and behavioral intervention. The multidisciplinary team consists of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers. They are experienced in dementia care and Alzheimer’s care, long-term behavioral health care in elderly populations, as well as memory care services. 

A firm believer that her love for her profession is key to her success, Mary Anne’s focus has always been on caring for people. Ever since she was 6 years old, she knew that she wanted to become a nurse. 

After earning her nursing degree from St Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986. 12 years later, in 1998, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. 

In order to stay up to date in her field, Mary Anne remains a member of several professional organizations, including the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who works autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, to deliver family-focused care. Given the rather broad nature of the “family” patient population focus, FNPs offer a wide range of healthcare services that revolve around the family unit; from health promotion and disease prevention to direct care and counseling across the lifespan.

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