Shandra Averett, FNP, CNM

Specialty: Women’s Health

We are pleased to introduce you to Shandra Averett, certified family nurse practitioner (FNP, CNM). She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to our team as she has been working in the medical field for more than 20 years.

Shandra’s primary focus is women’s health, and she has experience in delivering quality patient care to obstetrics and gynecological patients. She assesses and evaluates prenatal, postnatal, and post op patients. She performs women’s annual wellness exams and offers basic primary care. Equipped with a unique combination of nursing skills, she provides high quality and compassionate healthcare to every patient. She places an emphasis on health education and disease prevention, and believes in developing long lasting and trusting relationships with patients.

She specializes in a variety of birth control solutions, including IUDs and Nexplanons. She also evaluates abnormal vaginal bleeding, discharge, or pain, as well as urinary incontinence treatments. In addition, she helps women with menopause complaints such as bleeding, hot flashes, night sweats, foggy thoughts, et cetera. Shandra provides guidance and treatments for women experiencing pain during intercourse and decreased libido. Further, women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), ovarian cysts, and fibroid and pelvic pain treatment can also benefit from seeing Shandra, as well as for sexual transmitted disease (STD) testing and uterine, bladder, and rectal prolapse evaluations and treatment. She also provides hormone replacement therapy and basic infertility testing and consultation.

Shandra earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. She holds her Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently working on obtaining her midwife certification from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky and will be done in early 2021.

When Shandra is not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating, and crafting.

*This provider proudly participates in the Bingham Direct Program.

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