Andrew Dow, MSN, NP-C, ACNP-BC
Andrew was born and raised just south of Atlanta Georgia, and received his baccalaureate degree in nursing attending Georgia College & State University. As a registered nurse he received additional training in emergency nursing and critical care. At the age of twenty four he became the youngest helicopter life-flight nurse in the Georgia’s program history and served in this role for eight years. Drawn to academics he returned to formal education and obtained his masters degree from Georgia College & State University, followed by a post masters degree from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. As a board certified nurse practitioner, Andrew took a job at Emory University School of Medicine specializing in neurosurgical critical care.
As fate would have it, while on a personal vacation Andrew met the love of his life and soon realized Louisiana would be his future home. After marrying, Andrew and his wife Tiffany moved from Atlanta to Baton Rouge to start their family. While settling in their new life and working in critical care at a local hospital Andrew realized the repeated pattern of medical care being mostly geared towards retroactive decisions and actions. But what if the focus were more geared towards proactive measures and preventative care?
Andrew soon realized a passion for investing in patients who saw the importance of healthy lifestyle and medical care geared towards getting better with age. What if medical care truly focused on preventing the medical problems instead of waiting to fix the problem once it developed?
Years to follow Andrew pursued additional education, training, and certifications on these very principals. He then would go on to focus his medical career on providing individualized, patient specific medical care tailored to their needs and goals. While treating patients locally, Andrew continued to develop his craft and became one of the leaders in precision medicine and restorative/regenerative care in Louisiana as a nurse practitioner. He humbly accepted patients from across the state which then spread to treating patients throughout the United States. Andrew is now considered a trailblazer and a leader in this field of medicine as a nurse practitioner. He has had the opportunity to give lectures, educate other medical professionals, and present some of the most challenging cases to advance patient care. In recent years as adjunct faculty, Andrew has worked with Tulane University School of Medicine as to train resident physicians in this growing field of medicine.
Andrew’s personal message to current and future patients:
I feel blessed having the opportunity to use my talents and passion for helping others. It is an humbling experience when someone entrusts you with their personal health. It is a privilege helping others improve their overall health, wellness and quality of life.