Chloe Georgeton – Nurse Practitioner
Bio: I was born and raised in Bozeman and still love living here. In high school I was a Peer Educator and a patient at Bridgercare and now am so happy to be working here as an NP! I graduated from MSU in December 2013 and first worked at the Gallatin County Rest Home before following my passion for sexual and reproductive healthcare to Bridgercare. In my free time I love spending time outdoors hiking and camping as well as yoga, reading and drawing.
Why did you choose to enter the medical profession?
I wanted to be able to help improve another person’s quality of life. I also think it is a privilege to help someone when they are vulnerable. Nursing has always seemed like the clear choice for me.
What’s a specific health topic you’ve been researching or getting training for over the last year?
I attended a training to become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and have been doing a lot of research on providing care to transgender patients.
What are some common misconceptions you hear from patients?
That Bridgercare’s services are only for “young people” and women. I think that patients often underestimate their risk for pregnancy and STIs.
What are some helpful hints or practices you do in your own life to improve your physical and mental health?
Spending time by myself, practicing yoga and getting outside and into the mountains.
What is the most important thing Bridgercare does for patients and the community?
Ensuring that essential sexual and reproductive healthcare services are accessible to everyone in the community and are provided in a safe, welcoming, and empowering environment.
How do you want a patient to feel after a visit with you?
Respected, validated, educated, and empowered. I want everyone to feel like they were listened to and given the best possible care.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received or your favorite quote to live by?
Smile, breathe, and go slowly.