“I’m passionate about helping people experience a high level of wellness.”
As a family nurse practitioner, Ms. Shortridge manages overall patient care regarding lifestyle and development issues. She develops treatment plans for acute and chronic diseases and educates and guides patients on disease prevention and healthy lifestyle habits.
Language(s) - English
During her career as an RN, Leslie Shortridge went on medical missions with her surgeon husband. While on one of them, she decided to become a nurse practitioner by observing two people very close to both her and her spouse. “Our two daughters, both family nurse practitioners, accompanied us on one of these trips. I was inspired by their excellent care of patients.”
She emphasizes a team approach between patient and provider and believes each person deserves quality care and respect. “I encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyle choices with every patient encounter because many of the health conditions society faces are related to these choices.”
Ms. Shortridge enjoys spending time with family, gardening, hiking and watercolor painting.
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2016; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, OHSU, 1980
Nurse Manager, Pregnancy Alternatives Center, Lebanon, OR, 2009 to 2014; Health Services Coordinator, Lebanon Community Schools, Lebanon, OR, 2002-2008; Office Surgical RN/Office Manager, Terry Shortridge, MD, Lebanon, OR, 1992-2000; Staff RN, Genstler Eye Center, Albany, OR, 1991-1992
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
2008, Empowered To Quit Tobacco Cessation Program, self published.
1997, Choosing A Healthy Lifestyle, 10 week weight loss/health manual, self published. Between 1997 and 2007, 1000 copies were sold to Parish Nurses, which were used in congregations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Guest presenter for the Health Promotion & Wellness Module at the Basic Preparation.
Course for Parish Nurses, for several years, that was offered at Linn Benton Community College.