Jana Galbreath, ARNP, FNPc-DNP serves both the Walk-In and Primary Care teams. Jana began her career as a nurse in 2004, and since then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa College of Nursing in 2015, and most recently graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Iowa where she focused on promoting optimal nutrition in rural primary care. Prior to joining the Mahaska Health team, Jana worked as a Cardiac Triage Nurse at Iowa Heart Center in Des Moines where she gained valuable experience caring for patients dealing with heart-related illnesses.
Working with patients and their families is the most fulfilling part of the work Jana has done over the last 16 years as a nurse, and she is excited to continue building these relationships in her role as a Walk-In and Primary Care provider at Mahaska Health. “I love watching my patients transform,” shared Galbreath. “Receiving a new diagnosis can be overwhelming. My top priority is to make sure that you are informed, supported and encouraged in this journey, and when you leave our visit feeling in control and empowered, I know I’ve done my job.” Jana takes a patient-centered, holistic view of health using evidence-based medicine and understands the importance of focusing on preventive medicine throughout her care. “I want my patients to come as they are; I’ll meet you there and we will grow together,” she said.
Outside of work, Jana enjoys spending time with her family. With three children, she stays busy as both a ‘dance mom’ and ‘baseball mom.’ She also likes to garden and take their golden retriever for walks around the neighborhood.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner – University of Iowa College of Nursing
Iowa City, IA