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Nurse Practitioner Felgenhauer Joins FHN FastCare Team

6/18/2012

Board-certified family nurse practitioner Barbara Felgenhauer, BC-FNP has joined FHN and is seeing patients at FHN FastCare inside the Freeport Shopko.

Barbara earned her master's and bachelor's degrees in nursing at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Before continuing her education, she worked as an RN with an associate's degree from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill. She has worked as a critical care transport nurse, an emergency department nurse and as a staff nurse.

As a family nurse practitioner, she can diagnose and treat routine or minor ailments, manage acute illnesses and injuries and stabilize long-term chronic illnesses. FHN FastCare providers work in collaboration with FHN physician Timothy Jessen, MD and can order tests and prescribe medications.

FHN FastCare offers convenient no-appointment care for minor injuries and illnesses, from sunburns and rashes to allergies, sinus infections, sore throats and bladder infections. FHN FastCare is open every day, including weekends and most holidays, and patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.