Kelly Parsons, WHNP, MSN, RNC, is a Tidewater native. She was born in Portsmouth, grew up in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake, and now resides in Isle of Wight.
Kelly graduated from Old Dominion University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. While in school, she quickly learned that she had a passion for women’s health and started her career immediately after graduation as a labor and delivery nurse at Maryview Medical Center. During her stay there she became a certified inpatient obstetric nurse. When the decision was made to further her education, she had no doubts that she wanted to continue in the women’s health field. Mrs. Parsons received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Old Dominion in 2006 and became certified by the National Certification Corporation as a women’s health nurse practitioner. She now provides care across the age spectrum from adolescents to post-menopause.
Mrs. Parsons chose this field because she wants to take what can be a stressful or uncomfortable office visit for many women and make it a positive experience. By having a positive experience, it encourages women to return for recommended health care or complications that need evaluation and makes them more at ease when they do come in.
Mrs. Parsons has been married to her husband Greg, a firefighter, since 2001. They have two dogs and a cat. She loves having her toes in the sand, boating, and spending time with friends and family.