Michele Millan-Patterson, NP-C
Michele Millan-Patterson, NP-C, is an experienced nurse practitioner at Sunmed Health and Weight Management in Visalia, California.
Michele is a native of Lindsay, California. She returned to the Valley after completing her Bachelor of Arts in social work from California State University, Fresno. Her first career as a social worker involved direct client care and developing programs to address the community's needs.
Michele has been involved in developing educational programs, Latino mental health programs, and hospital-based programs. While addressing the needs of underserved populations through working with the local hospital districts, Michele became impassioned with patient care.
Upon completion of this final project, she returned to academia. Michele attended the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, for training as a registered nurse. Her nursing experience includes the intensive care unit (ICU), cardiac ICU, the emergency department, and medical-surgical nursing.
She is a seasoned leader through her years as a clinic administrator but moved toward her goals, returning as a nurse practitioner. As a care provider, Michele embraces her patient population and team with high energy, empathy, and drive. She has long striven to serve her community best, so returning to patient care at this level is a dream come true.
"The most rewarding part of this line of work is making a difference in somebody's life," she said. "Though our lives are touched by many, there are few that leave an everlasting impact. It is my personal goal to leave a forever imprint in the life of each of my patients."
For fun, Michele loves to spend time with her husband and two sons. They enjoy traveling and exploring other states. Her hobbies include fitness (weight lifting), Bible study, reading, sewing, gardening, and cooking.