Prior to her position at UK, Dr. Elizabeth Tovar taught in the undergraduate nursing program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her teaching experience includes community, adult health, and pathophysiology undergraduate nursing courses as well as an annual interdisciplinary Spirituality in Healthcare course. She also served as clinical instructor for undergraduate and second degree baccalaureate nursing students in medical-surgical and community nursing clinical courses. Previous practice experiences include critical care, emergency, and medical-surgical nursing and advanced practice nursing experience in fast-track and primary care settings.
Tovar’s research interests include the influence of psychosocial factors on self-management behaviors, with a particular focus on diabetes and diabetic cardiovascular disease. She is currently conducting research to evaluate how incorporating components of the Chronic Care Model into the care of diabetic patients affects health outcomes.
Faculty RankAssociate Professor of Family Medicine
PhD, University Of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Certifications and Special Training
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
*Dr. Tovar went above & beyond it's the first visit & she listened & empathized & I truly know she cared about me. Never have I had a dr. care as much & I'm 48 yrs. old - I thank her from bottom of my heart.
Good. Follow up on blood pressure medication.
*Ms. Tovar is an excellent provider. She takes time to listen and to discuss my health concerns.
Very good visit *Ms. Elizabeth Tovar ARNP was very nice and helpful.
Physician of the year, if you ask me would have her as my physician for life.Are you happy with the care you received from this provider?
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Family & Community Medicine–Turfland
UK HealthCare - TurflandFax 859-257-72312195 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY 40504Monday - Friday: 7:00 am-6:00 pm
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