welcoming Brittany Caradine, PNP
We're thrilled to welcome Brittany Caradine, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, to Pathway Pediatrics. We asked her a few questions so we could get to know her better.
Q: What brought you to Trillium Health?
A: It’s definitely the mission statement and what they stand for. Providing access to healthcare to underprivileged and underserved communities is really near to my heart.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: It’s the babies! I love newborn visits and being able to see them grow. In the beginning, you see them all the time, and you get to know the families. It’s amazing – that’s why I love primary care.
Q: What prompted you to go into healthcare in the first place?
A: I’ve always been a natural helper, and I always wanted to become a nurse. Nursing is such a flexible career, and I’m proud to be a nurse practitioner. It shows the skill and true heart of nursing.
Q: When did you gravitate towards pediatrics?
A: From day one, I knew I wanted to work with children!
Q: Tell us a little bit about why you think Pathway Pediatrics is a special place.
A: All of the providers take their time with patients. I brought my son here, and that stood out to me as a new parent - the doctors literally would sit down and take the time to talk to you. I didn't feel like I was just a 15-minute slot - I felt like they cared, and they wanted to talk to me about how things were going. It was very genuine, and very thorough, and I never felt like just another number. They made me feel welcome. My son still goes here!
Q: Did you grow up in the Rochester area?
A: Yes, half in Rochester, and half in Cleveland, Ohio.
Q: Where do you go to school?
A: I went to St. John Fisher College for undergrad and then for my master’s I was in Syracuse at Upstate Medical University.
Q: Would you encourage new patients to choose Pathway Pediatrics?
A: Yes! You’re not just another patient to the providers here. They genuinely care – they work for you even on their days off. I know that when I'm not at work, I'm still checking charts and labs, so the continuity of care continues. The doctors are always working behind the scenes to take care of your child.