Published on September 01, 2020

Family Medicine Provider Welcomes New Patients in Alpena

Photo of Family Nurse Practitioner, Megan Layton, F.N.P.-B.C. in Alma, Michigan.

Family Nurse Practitioner, Megan Layton, F.N.P.-B.C., recently joined MidMichigan Physicians Group’s Family Medicine office and is welcoming patients at 211 Long Rapids Road in Alpena.

Family Nurse Practitioner, Megan Layton, F.N.P.-B.C., recently joined MidMichigan Physicians Group’s Family Medicine office at 211 Long Rapids Road in Alpena. She is welcoming new patients of all ages to her practice.

“While working in the hospital as a nurse in an acute care setting, I have always wanted to see the longer term impacts of my care,” said Layton. “Being a primary care provider will enable me to experience and care for patients on a more personal, long term basis.”

Layton’s goal is to provide individualized and patient-centered care to every patient.

“I try to create a relationship in which my patients feel they can be honest with me and trust me to manage their health so that they can achieve their health status goals,” she said. “Seeing patients feel better and realizing improvement in their overall health is the most satisfying aspect of my work.”

“Most of my nursing career has been spent in emergency medicine. It has taught me to be calm in stressful situations, and I think I can bring that calming attitude to the office for my patients who are experiencing stressful life and health situations. It has also gained me many skills and a broad knowledge that I believe will help me be a better family practice provider.”

Layton earned a Master of Science degree in family nurse practitioner at Saginaw Valley State University and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner.

Layton views telemedicine as a beneficial development in caring for patients, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, and is able to offer video visits for patients in situations where a physical exam is not required.

During her free time, she likes to go for nature walks with her husband and daughter and experience “the fun of raising a toddler.”

“I am excited for this new opportunity to join MidMichigan’s family medicine group and to meet new people and establish relationships with patients,” concluded Layton.

Those who would like more information or to inquire about becoming a patient may call (989) 354-2142 or toll-free at (888) 310-5100.