Carrie Murphy is a nurse practitioner working within the specialty of internal medicine. She enjoys primary care for the variety it offers. “Every day,” says Murphy, “I learn something new and meet interesting people.”
Murphy was born and raised in the Berkshires, and returned home to practice medicine. She loves it here, even if she would trade winter for a second summer.
Murphy graduated from Tufts University, then received a second Bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to become a registered nurse, specializing in adult health, with a sub-specialty in diabetes management. After working as an RN in maternity for several years, she then obtained her Master’s degree in nursing at Yale University to become a nurse practitioner. To Murphy, wellness can be summed up in a single word: prevention.
“My goal is to prevent disease as frequently as possible,” says Murphy. “We have medications to treat patients when necessary, but people generally feel healthier when they have good eating and exercise habits and fewer medications.”
In her spare time, she enjoys walking, hiking, jogging, gardening, and reading. She also volunteers in a small health clinic in rural Haiti.