Get to know your doctor
Hill Country Memorial now has an added Family Nurse Practitioner on staff after Whitney Brown-Tompkins MSN, RN
Brown-Tompkins has worked as a Clinical Nurse in the Wound Healing Clinic at HCM for the past four years. She is the only Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) in the area and is also a Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN).
The Colorado native has a passion to help patients with ostomies, a mission that began when helping manage her mother’s ostomy while still in high school.
“I was influenced by the nurses I worked with as a caregiver,” Brown-Tompkins said. “They inspired me to be part of the nursing profession and to specialize in the field of wound care.”
After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming, Brown-Tompkins was commissioned into the Air Force, where she served for eight years treating patients around the world. She chose to come to Fredericksburg and join Hill Country Memorial after researching hospital wound clinics across the country.
“This hospital is a treasure,” she said. “The community is lucky to have such a great medical facility, with staff so concerned about patient safety. The wound healing clinic team has been super supportive and encouraging, allowing me to rearrange my schedule to finish my degree and do clinical work. They have been amazing.”
Her goal is to remain here and through her new role continue helping patients improve their quality of life. As a Nurse Practitioner, she will be initiating and managing the treatment plans of patients.
“I try to keep patients motivated to get back to their normal lives, or at least improve their quality of life in some way,” she said. “I am so proud to be part of the nursing profession and to be able to specialize in wound care.”