Nicole Papanicolas, MSN, APRN, NP-C, a licensed and certified nurse practitioner from Fairfax, Station, Virginia, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).
Nicole is an alumnus of George Mason University, where she completed her Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degrees. In addition, she has a degree in Exercise Science and Health Education. She has worked in healthcare for over 18 years in a variety of specialties that include: critical care, neuroscience, perioperative medicine, surgery, and bariatrics.
Currently she is practicing at Lifetime Internal Medicine and is an integral member of their medical team. Lifetime Internal Medicine is a personalized, patient-focused comprehensive center whose mission includes a commitment to long term health and wellness.
Recognizing Nicole’s vast clinical experience and specialized training, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship for their Certification and Credentialing program. Her Certification as a Bariatric Counselor will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesities and related disorders.