Danielle graduated from R.I.C. School of Nursing in 2010, and began her nursing career at Rhode Island Hospital on the trauma/general surgery floor. There, she worked with a variety of patients from all walks of life. From multi-system trauma and burn victims, to thyroidectomies and gastrectomies, she advocated and cared for patients wounds, pain management, and discharge planning. She also worked also directly with a plastic surgeon by providing 1:1 care with his patients post operatively, helping with wound care and pain management as well as educating patients on how to perform their wound care independently. After this, she decided to change pace and worked for a pediatric based home care company, providing care towards the pediatric special needs population. She worked both in homes and in schools, providing the care and comfort that this vulnerable population needed. From there, she returned to the hospital setting, worked in primarily an elective orthopedic setting, but also floated throughout the hospital, working on medical surgical floors, cardiac floors as well as ICU and ER.
Upon receiving her master’s degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at U.R.I, she initially started in the Primary and Urgent Care settings before settling into her role at University Orthopedics in November 2020. Here she is able to bring her experience, compassion and skill set to add to the multifaceted Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team to assist in providing quality, accessible and state of the art care for individuals living with chronic pain. Danielle works with Dr. S. Chris Tian, Dr. George Pasquarello, & Dr. Matthew Smith in University Orthopedics’ East Providence, East Greenwich, & Johnston offices.
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