Matthew Painter, NP
National Registered Paramedic
Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Honors & Awards:
Magna Cum Laude
Nurse With Outstanding Contribution to EMS, 2018, Central Shenandoah EMS Council
Why did you choose your specialty area?
I have been an emergency provider/flight nurse for most of my career along with serving as a volunteer EMS provider. I have enjoyed my emergency work, but missed developing a relationship with patients since I was only involved in their care for a short period of time. Primary care allows the provider and patient to develop a partnership to assure health and wellness. I look forward to developing this health partnership with my patients and progressing into a new area of my career.
How do you spend your spare time?
I love to be outside spending time with my amazing family. Running and weight lifting are activities I enjoy to keep physically fit. I enjoy helping with activities at my church, as building my faith is a large part of my life.
#1 health tip you can offer
Exercise! Sitting has been branded the new smoking as inactivity results in a huge health risk from cardiovascular problems to even depression. So many people do not get enough exercise because they have a misunderstanding and fear of what it involves. You don't have to run a marathon to obtain health benefits from exercise. Exercise is the best "fountain of youth" medicine we can offer, and it is free.
- America’s Choice Provider Network
- Anabaptist Healthshare
- Anthem BCBS
- Magellan Complete Care
- Molina Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid)
- Sentara Optima
- United Healthcare (UHC)
- VA Choice
- Virginia Health Network
- Virginia Premier