The Family Care Clinic is a Nurse Practitioner owned and operated primary care clinic that has been providing the highest quality healthcare services to clients of all ages in Laramie since 2003. We strive to provide outstanding customer service in every interaction with every member of our staff. Our mission is to provide compassionate, individualized, cost effective care across the lifespan. Our goal is to assist all of our clients to achieve their highest level of health and ensure they are active partners throughout the decision making process including diagnostic and treatment planning.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has earned a graduate degree, receiving advanced education and clinical training in a health care specialty. NPs provide high quality cost effective care that focuses on the emotional, spiritual, and physical healthcare needs of patients and families. This unique approach to care results in high levels of patient satisfaction. NPs aim to treat the whole person rather than just the disease. There is an abundance of research that supports NP care provides the following benefits: lower medical costs, less invasive testing and procedures, superior outcomes, and more patient involement which leads to overall better health.
What services do NPs provide?
NPs serve as primary or specialty care providers to diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic health conditions. NPs can order and interpret diagnostic tests such as labs, x-rays, or EKGs. NPs can prescribe medications and healthcare treatments like physical therapy. NPs collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers such as dieticians, chiropractors, and therapists as needed to provide comprehensive care. NPs promote positive health behavious and self-care skills through patient education and counseling.
Jill Leinen, APRN
Jill is a native of Wyoming who attended the University of Wyoming, receiving her BSN in 1992 and her MSN in 2002, graduating with honors. She has worked in medical, surgical and intensive care nursing at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, served as the Health Services Director for Laramie Head Start, worked as a Primary Care Provider at The Laramie Clinic, and founded the Family Care Clinic in 2003 as an independent Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been recognized by Sigma Theta Tau International and received the Exemplary Rural Practice in Nursing award. She has been a clinical preceptor for the University of Wyoming for over 10 years and is currently appointed as adjunct faculty. She is a Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is nationally certified by FMCSA to provide commercial driver certification. Jill has served the Laramie community by volunteering at The Downtown Clinic for most of her career. Jill is passionate about family practice because it provides the opportunity to work with clients of all ages, forming long term relationships with individuals and families, and assisting them in meeting their health goals. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family; rafting, skiing and hiking.
Amy was raised in Nebraska. She previously lived in Powell, Wyoming where she worked in the legal field. Amy joined our team in 2018 and loves talking to our patients and helping Jill and Teri coordinate our patients' care to help them achieve their best healthy lives. She is a wizard at getting things done to make sure our clients are well taken care of . When she is not keeping our office running smoothly, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and enjoying everything Laramie has to offer.
Teri Ourada, APRN
Teri was a military brat whose family relocated to Wyoming in the 1980s. She attended the University of Wyoming and obtained a dual degree in Special and Elementary Education. In 2002, she received her BSN from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau honor society. Her experience includes working in emergency departments, gastroenterology, management, and wound, ostomy, and continence care. She completed her wound, continence, and ostomy nurse education through Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and is a certified wound and ostomy nurse (CWON). After her husband retired from the Army she and her family relocated to Laramie in 2018. She started the DNP-FNP program at the University of Wyoming in 2018. While attending school she worked as an RN at Student Health. She graduated in 2021 from the University of Wyoming with her doctorate and is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-C). Teri is happy to work in an environment where she can establish relationships with patients to promote health and wellness. Now that she has more "free time" she hopes to be able to get outdoors more frequently to enjoy activities with her family.