Katina A. Varner, DNP

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner located in Merrillville, IN

 


About Katina Varner

Katina Varner, DNP is an ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of Purdue University's ABSN and Valparaiso University's MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner programs. Katina's clinical background is in internal medicine, with specialty rotations in pain medicine and mental health.

Additionally, Dr. Varner is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, CAPNI, SNAP, and is a recipient of the Excellence Award for Evidence Based Research through Purdue University and Community Hospital, Northwest Indiana. Katina has extensive training in evaluating and managing a broad scope of acute, chronic, and complex health conditions, routine and preventive medical care.

Her strong medical- surgical nursing background has afforded her the experience of working with diverse populations and she has a proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams. Mrs. Varner has a passion for providing for the needs of patients. As a specialty trained Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Katina identified an increasing need for trained, qualified pain management providers to serve within the community.

Her goal as a pain management nurse practitioner, is to help mitigate the effects of chronic and acute pain conditions on functional ability in patients. Dr. Varner believes that individuals live healthier, happier lives when they are in less pain. Beyond professional qualifications it is Katina's sincere desire to provide quality, comprehensive care to the patients that she will serve. She is guided by a strong sense of caring and commitment in her interaction with patients and the professional teams with whom she practices.

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