“My mother is a nurse, and she instilled in me the importance of caring for others”
Dr. Berrigan provides the full spectrum of obstetrical services and gynecological office and surgical care. She specializes in robotic surgery, which allows her to have great attention to detail and offers the patient a faster recovery time.
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Dr. Berrigan decided to practice obstetrics-gynecology because she could forge relationships with her patients throughout their lifetime. In addition, the surgical facet allowed her to work with her hands, important for a longtime portrait artist such as her.
“I have done research on art in healthcare, specifically what type of art is therapeutic in the gynecological office setting.” Among her artistic endeavors, she created a painting that was hung in an OB-GYN procedure room to help put patients at ease during procedures.
She believes having an artistic mind helps her have specific attention to detail and intuition during surgery. “I won’t finish until I know that I have done the best possible job. Cosmetics are also very important to me, especially because the external skin incision is the only part of the surgery the patient gets to see.”
She says patients can also expect her to be a genuine, caring physician, one who seeks great interpersonal relationships with her patients. “Whenever we can work together to solve a problem, that is a win.”
Dr. Berrigan and her husband, Ryan, enjoy outdoor activities, such as trail running, mountain biking, and standup paddle boarding.
Obstetrics & Gynecology, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Affiliate, Wilmington, NC, 2019
Doctor of Medicine, with Enhanced Medical Education Track in Medical Humanities and Arts, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2015; Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, University of Nebraska, Omaha, 2010
Board eligible – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
BERRIGAN, N. “USING an ARTISTIC FOCUS POINT in the OB/GYN OFFICE SETTING,” Dec. 2016 – JUNE 2019: Quality improvement project involved creating ceiling/wall art for patients to focus on during GYN procedures to see if this decreases anxiety/pain scores and improves vital signs. New Hanover Regional Medical Center OB/GYN Physician Specialists Clinic, Wilmington, NC
DISARRO, A & BERRIGAN, N. “STARTING ANTIBIOTICS IN A TIMELY FASHION AFTER DIAGNOSIS OF CHORIOAMNIONITIS,” NOV 2015 – APR 2016: Quality improvement project – Worked with pharmacy to have standardized doses of gentamycin on Labor & Delivery to help decrease time between diagnosis and treatment. New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
BERRIGAN, N. “BEAUTIFUL DYSPLASIA,” MAY 2015: Four art pieces representing each year of the medical school experience. University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Enhanced Medical Education Track in Medical Humanities and Arts
STUDENT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM, MAY 2008 – AUG 2009: Eppley Center for Cancer Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Research involved the proto-oncogenes Aurora B and Survivin.