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Nurse practitioners can help you with a variety of concerns, including:

· Prevention and treatment of common illnesses, such as upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, headaches, rashes, and minor injuries.

· Sexuality issues for men and women, such as birth control and sexually transmitted diseases.

· Women's health care, including routine gynecological (GYN) exams.

· Orthopedic injuries and problems.

· Weight, nutrition, and food-related issues.

· Referrals for smoking cessation and drug and alcohol concerns.

· Physical exams for study abroad or at other universities.

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University Health Service (UHS)

UHS Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner is a registered professional nurse (RN) with advanced educational and clinical preparation beyond the baccalaureate degree. The professional role blends the nursing skills of counseling and health education with the medical skills of diagnosis and treatment. The nurse practitioners at the University Health Service (UHS) work in a collaborative practice with the UHS physicians in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating health and illness concerns. In New York State, nurse practitioners (NP's) are licensed by the state and granted legal authority to prescribe medications and write prescriptions.

The University Health Service nurse practitioners provide primary care, women's health care, and/or mental health care services. All full -time students are assigned a nurse practitioner or a physician as their primary care provider (PCP) when they enter the University.

Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry, MS, ANP, APRN-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Barry has been a nurse practitioner at the University Health Service since July 1, 1991. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Niagara University in 1983 and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester in 1990. Her practice includes general primary care and women's health. Ms. Barry is board certified.


Carolyn Barry

Suzanne Bumpus, RN, MS, FNP-c Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Bumpus joined the University Health Service in February 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from St. John Fisher College, Wegman's School of Nursing. Ms. Bumpus has 20 years of experience in nursing and Adolescent Medicine. Her interests include women's health and eating disorders. Ms. Bumpus is board certified.


Brenda Cooley

Brenda Cooley, MS, FNP, APRN-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Cooley joined the UHS staff in 1987 as a registered nurse. Upon completing her Master of Science at St. John Fisher College in May 2003, she began working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at UHS. Ms. Cooley is board certified and holds a faculty appointment in the School of Nursing.


Theodora (Dorrie) Paine

Theodora (Dorrie) Paine, MS, ANP, APRN-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Paine joined the University Health Service in June 2011. She received her Bachelor's and Master of Science degrees from the University of Rochester School of Nursing and completed the Health Care Leadership Certificate Program from the University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business. Ms. Paine has 27 years of experience in Infectious Disease, Cardiology, and Internal Medicine. Ms. Paine is board certified and holds a faculty appointment in the School of Nursing.


Lisa Dube-Whitehair

Lisa Dube-Whitehair, MS, RNC, WHCNP, ANP-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Dube-Whitehair joined UHS in February 2011. She received her BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine, her MS in Women's Health Care from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and the Health Care Leadership Certificate Program from the University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. Ms. Dube-Whitehair is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She holds a faculty appointment in the School of Nursing.


Terri Winter

Terri Winter, MS, WHCNP, APRN-BC, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Winter joined UHS in January 2002. She worked in the OB/GYN Outpatient Department of the University of Rochester Medical Center prior to joining UHS. Ms. Winter received her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner post-graduate certificate from the University of Rochester in 1995 and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration, also from the University of Rochester, in 1994. Ms. Winter is board certified and holds a faculty appointment in the School of Nursing.



For more information, check Basics About UHS, Student Services, or Employee Services. To schedule an appointment at UHS, call 585-275-2662.