Variety Care Welcomes Lucinda Lepley, DPN
March 14, 2017, Oklahoma City, OK – Variety Care is proud to announce and welcome Lucinda Lepley, DPN, as our newest Nurse Practitioner at the Norman Pediatric Clinic. Lepley is the latest provider to join the Variety Care Women’s Health Department, and she began seeing patients on February 1, 2017.
Lucinda, who goes by Cindi, comes to Variety Care with a storied career in medicine. She attended undergraduate school at the OU Health Science Center School of Nursing where she also received her MSN-APRN. She then studied at Oklahoma City University attaining her Doctorate of Clinical Nursing. Lepley wrote two theses, one on breastfeeding and the other on vaccine refusal. She has been the principal researcher in eye infections, head lice, eczema, and fever therapies. Caring for not only the patient, but the patient’s whole family is her goal as a Nurse Practitioner. Lepley says, “Medicine provides healing and increases opportunities to help other improve their personal health as well as those of their family members. As a Nurse Practitioner, I am able to provide complete care of the family while providing teaching opportunities to help to improve lives of all those entrusted in my care.”
Dr. Lydia Nightingale, Variety Care Women’s Health Medical Director is pleased to welcome Lepley to Variety Care. “Her vast experience and commitment to serving her patients and their whole family make her uniquely qualified for our patient centered medical home environment. She has been, and will continue to be, a great asset to our team.”
Variety Care is Oklahoma’s largest community health center with sixteen health care facilities in central and western Oklahoma. In 2015, we provided comprehensive and coordinated medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and social services to 96,582 individuals through 287,644 encounters. A United Way partner agency, Variety Care serves patients with insurance and without insurance and strives to make health care affordable and accessible for all patients. The Variety Care Foundation provides philanthropic support and community awareness for Variety Care and its efforts.