Consider your last visit with your health provider; your physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner. How long was your visit? What did you discuss? Did you leave feeling like you were able to tell your story in the 15 to 45 minutes you spent? What I know is that there simply isn't always enough time to share all the reasons you feel pain, anxious, can't sleep, feel tired or disengaged with life, have stomach upset or feel sad.
Dr. Gaskins has dedicated her adult career to working with humans during their most vulnerable times of life both as a nurse and a nurse practitioner with the hospice population and other adult acute, intensive and procedural care settings. Because of her work with all kinds of people holding different perspectives, education, evolutionary awareness, cultural backgrounds and practices, belief systems, moral standings, life experiences, and conditions, Dr. Gaskins has grown as a person and as a professional. She would even say this work has evolved her into a more humane human being; more keenly aware of our human frailties. It is because of this awareness that she focuses her practice on assessing the root causes of symptoms and optimizing our innate capacities to heal as naturally as possible.
Her interest is in you and how she can support you in building resilience, optimal health and well-being.
Dr. Gaskins looks forward to taking the journey with you...
About Dr. Gaskins
I am the founder and creator of the Seek Wellbeing® Housecalls Practice. I have spent countless hours studying the body/mind connection and the impact of stress and our internal/external responses. I focus on what the body does naturally and work with its innate capacity to heal and experience well-being by applying an integrative and functional approach to accomplishing goals set in partnership with my clients. I am an accomplished clinical practitioner with over 20 years of patient interaction in sick care settings.
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree focusing on Integrative Health and Healing from the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and expanded my practice to include diagnosis, treatment and prescriptive authority by completing my Post-Masters Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification from Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; I am licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Nursing and am board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
My unique skill set positions me to consider all aspects of the human condition for my clients using a variety of non-pharmacological approaches to reduce and sometimes eliminate symptoms like; pain, nausea, sleep difficulties, and mild/moderate depression and anxiety to name a few. Once the root cause of those symptoms have been investigated and discovered, we plan! Depending on my client's interest in essential oils, energy therapies etc., I have positioned myself with advanced knowledge in the healing arts as acertified clinical aromatherapy practitioner, trained in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki level II, acupressure, healing imagery, breathwork, and other healing techniques.
I partner with patients in using evidenced assessment, screening, diagnostic tools, and deep listening skills to determine the most appropriate actions and applications of lifestyle, nutritional changes, and/or non-pharmacological options to heal and feel better. This is considered a multi-modal approach to care.