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 Teresa 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.
Teresa Thompson, APRN
Teresa is a Nebraska native and relocated to Laramie in 2002, pursuing a dance sholarship at the University of Wyoming. After completing her BFA in dance performance, she completed a BS in nursing and went on to complete her Doctor of Nursing degree, graduating with honors in 2016. She is Board Certified in Family Practice. Throughout her nursing career she has gained experience in outpatient orthopedics, ambulatory surgery, extended care rehabilitation, and end of life care. She made the decision to pursue advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) status as she has always had a great interest in primary care, health promotion, and disease prevention. She aims to help as many people as she can by promoting wellness and high quality living. She looks forward to meeting new patients and building lasting relationships. Outside of nursing she enjoys spending time with her family. She is also an active member in the local and regional Crossfit and Olympic Weighlifting communities, competing at a professional level.
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.
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 is a Nurse Practitioner?
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.