July Provider of the Month - Emily Graves, APRN - Lexington location

Why did you get into nursing?

Since my anatomy class in high school where we dissected cats I knew I wanted to go into the medical field. I find the human body interesting. That combined with my passion for helping people made nursing a great fit! 

 What interests you most about your position as Nurse Practitioner with 25 Again?

Hormones are something you learn very little about in school so I was intrigued to learn more about this field. Once I started seeing my members symptoms improve and meet their goals I had to learn more. I found it amazing how much hormones can impact quality of life and even more importantly make people healthier!

How does it make you feel when members come to you after being on the program with 25 Again and they start feeling 25 Again?

It is so fulfilling! I am just as excited as the member when they meet their goals. I am so happy for them when they see their hard work pay off!

What gets you going every day?

The opportunity that each day brings to help change people's lives for the better. 

Would you say that helping people makes you happy?

Absolutely! When I hear someone say that I have helped change their life it is so worthwhile. 

What do you tell people that are skeptical about HRT? 

I tell them about the evidence-based research about HRTs benefits and the impact it can have on long-term health. This alone is enough of a reason to be a believer! 

What are some of the unexpected benefits of working with 25 Again? 

The friendships I have made with my co-workers are some of the best ever. 

What are some of the unexpected benefits of working with the members at 25 Again?

I have been pleasantly surprised about the bonds I have formed with my members. I see them on a regular basis and I get to know them personally. I have the luxury of spending at least 30 minutes with them to discuss all aspects of their lives. I have both celebrated with them and been an ear to listen. It is a pleasure to get to know them.

 What do you do in your spare time?

I love to travel, be active, try new workouts, attend sporting events and spend time with my family.