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Meet The Nurse Practitioners
Stephanie Ann Whipple ANP, BC.
Stephanie is a graduate of South University in Savannah, Georgia where she earned her Master of Science degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to earning her graduate degree, Stephanie obtained her Bachelor's in Nursing at South University in Savannah and her Associates Degree in Nursing at Edison College, Ft. Myers. She has worked locally in the nursing profession since 2006 and joined IMSWF working with Dr. Gesiotto in 2015.
Phyllis Wolford, BSN, MSN, ACNP and ARNP
Phyllis is originally from Indiana. She moved to Fort Myers in 1986 She got her BSN at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana in 1976. She earned her Master of Science Nursing degree as an Acute Nurse Practitioner and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She completed her MSN and ACNP program in 2009 from Florida Gulf Coast University. Most of her nursing experience has been in the profession of Critical Care Nursing, Coronary Care Nursing and Emergency Room Nursing.
Beverly Ostien, ARNP
Bev received her Master of Science degree as a nurse practitioner from the University of Arizona in 1975 going on to obtain a second Master's degree in advance nursing from University of Colorado in 1979. Bev has been board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 1996. Having spent forty years working in both emergency medicine and internal medicine, Bev has been with IMSWF working with Dr. Simmons since 1993.