Originally from the Capital Region, Barbara Prescott earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University at Buffalo. She proceeded to receive a Master of Science in nursing, family nurse practitioner from Duke University School of Nursing in North Carolina. Barbara is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing.
Barbara decided to pursue a career in nursing after she experienced excellent healthcare first-hand from a rowing injury in college. She loves getting to know her patients and advocating for their needs. Barbara hopes her patients walk out of the door feeling that they have been treated as a person first and patient second in a holistic manner.
Barbara worked very hard in her educational career to ensure she was up to date on the most current knowledge and practices. She is very invested in her patient’s well-being and personal definition of health. At the end of the day, she wants to help her patients obtain a better quality of life. Barbara has a particular interest in health promotion and disease prevention, making sure each patient keeps up with health screenings and maintains a healthy lifestyle. She strives to work with patients to help them understand the complex medical world and work with them to obtain their health goals.
With her advanced training in medical Spanish and volunteer work at El Centro Hispano, she became passionate about working with Spanish-speaking patients. She has volunteered as a rowing coach for female breast cancer survivors at We Can Row in Buffalo, NY. When Barbara isn’t working, she enjoys playing the violin, rock climbing, running, and the sport of rowing.