Our Nurse Practitioners

Our Nurse Practitioners

Strand GI Has Certified Nurse Practitioners

Alyssa Strojny, NP

Alissa Stronjy received her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner through Binghamton University completed May 2009. She is a Board Certified FNP and is currently working at our gastroenterology office. She has nursing experience as a Board Certified FNP in Johnson City, New York at Footprint Pediatrics, Vestal, New York at United Medical Associates- Vestal Pediatrics and Binghamton, and New York at Binghamton Gastroenterology Associates.

Suzan C. Phillips, AGNP-C MSN RN CGRN

Suzan Phillips is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) with over 6 years of Gastroenterology experience and with a diverse background in health promotion, disease prevention, acute & chronic care management, and health education. She is Board Certified in Gastroenterology (CGRN). Suzan has the ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team, demonstrate multicultural awareness, provide clinical judgement, incorporate ethical principles and
professional standards in her decision making. She effectively communicates with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals and is efficient in problem-solving and expressing prioritization skills.
She uses evidenced-based practice(EBP) to identify, examine, validate, and evaluate current nursing theories with goals of providing positive patient outcomes.

MSN: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
BSN: Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
ADN: Trident Technical College, North Charleston, SC
AS: Associates in Science
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
CMA: Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)

Professional Experience
Gastroenterology Associates of Ocala, Summerfield, FL / Nurse Practitioner
Sband’s University of Florida, Gainesville, FL / Registered Nurse
Summerville Medical Center/ Endoscopy Department, Summerville, SC / Charge Registered Nurse
Elms Digestive Disease/ Elms Endoscopy Center, Charleston, SC 29406. / Asst. Manager* Head Unit Secretary *Endoscopy Tech* Certified Medical Asst.

Kara Cain, FNP-C

Currently working full time at gastroenterology outpatient office. Nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in South Carolina in a surgical-trauma ICU at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.  MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner through Walden University completed November 2018.

Family Nurse Practitioner/ Strand GI Associates
Family Nurse Practitioner/GI specialty

Registered Nurse / HCA-Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
Surgical-Trauma ICU

Registered Nurse / St. Peters Hospital, Albany, NY
Orthopedic Surgery Floor

Registered Nurse / Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, NY
Medical Floor Nursing

Master’s Degree in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner-RN to MSN track

Associates Degree in Nursing
North Country Community College / Saranac Lake, NY

Certifications & Skillset
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Organization and Prioritization, Strong Assessment Skills, Time Management, Knowledgeable, Personable and Professional

Disclosure of Ownership. Physicians performing procedures at Strand GI Endoscopy Center may have ownership interest in the facility. Patients have the right to choose where they receive service, including another facility where the physician does not have ownership interest. The facility is Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

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