I received my BSN from Eastern Kentucky University and my MSN from Walden University. My first job as an APRN consisted of working at an Urgent Care Clinic. I have since moved to work at UK HealthCare because I am interested in more patient-centered care and greater opportunities.
Choosing a career is one of the more difficult choices we as adults have to make in life. I chose nursing and the medical profession years ago simply because it would require something intense and compassionate from me that no other profession would. Having the task of providing comfort and care to those in need, making a difference in peoples’ lives and having a positive impact along with allowing me to be a life-long learner are all reasons I chose medicine. Every day I will continue to strive to be the best nurse I can be.
Walden University, Minneapolis
Certifications and Special Training
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
I love this clinic. I was looking for a primary care physician & since I visited this clinic last year I haven't been anywhere else. Short wait time (even w/o an appt.) and friendly & knowledgeable staff.
My experience has always been great. My family have always been patients of Dr. Key Douthitt before he began his practice at NFVC. We do like to get into the clinic to see Dr.Douthitt. Dr. Valerie Adams has always been their to help and support the needs of my family. The nurses and reception have always been their to help answer any questions we have or direct us to someone who can help. The clinic is always clean and well kept. I have several friends and family that attends this clinic they are enjoy the help they receive.
i always have a good visit at my drs office and the staff are friendly and they do remember who you are I'm especially thankful for that
Valerie is great and I am always confident in the care I receive from her.
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Family & Community Medicine–North Fork
UK North Fork Valley Community Health CenterBailey-Stumbo Building750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Same-day appointments available!
Medical: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pharmacy: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Dental: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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