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Hummel Women's Health is owned and operated by Lisa Easton-Hummel, ARNP, CNM.
What is an ARNP? An advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who has advanced education, such as a master's or doctorate, and clinical training in a health care specialty area such as family practice, women's health, or geriatrics. Nurse practitioners have, on average, over 10 years of nursing experience before they go into their practitionership. All ARNPs have passed a certification exam in their specialty area and are licensed to independently perform physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, and provide health and wellness education. NPs practice and have prescriptive rights in all 50 states. In the state of Washington, ARNP’s are independent practitioners that practice under their own license.
Now you may ask "What is a CNM?" In the United States, a Certified Nurse-Midwife ("CNM") is an advanced practice registered nurse who has specialized education and training in both nursing and midwifery. CNM's provide medical care to women from puberty to menopause, including deliveries and care during and after pregnancy.
Lisa Easton-Hummel, ARNP,CNM
Lisa Easton-Hummel received her ARNP degree in 1993 and has been an RN since 1987. She has been practicing in the Edmonds area for the past 20yrs and has enjoyed caring for women and their families.
Education: Lisa received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 1987 and after marrying her husband, Bill, in 1988, moved to the Seattle area. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Stevens Hospital from 1988-1991. While studying to be an RN, Lisa had the opportunity to work with a nurse-midwife who had practiced in Africa and the US. Lisa loved the idea of taking care of the whole family before, during, and after their pregnancy and in 1991, made the decision to go back to school. She received her Master's in nursing and midwifery from the University of California San Francisco/San Diego program in 1993 and came back to practice in Edmonds and deliver babies at Stevens, now Swedish Edmonds, Hospital.
From 1993-2003, Lisa’s midwifery practice delivered over 1000 babies and now many of those “babies” see her as grown women. During the last 10 years, her practice evolved to the care of well women. She enjoys listening to women and hearing about their lives and families. She has always wanted to work on her own and in 2013 realized her dream of opening her private practice in downtown Edmonds.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys gardening, reading, and walking her lab, Elli. Her husband, Bill, is a teacher and coach at Meadowdale High School and they have 3 children, Kenny, Cassie, and Lucas. Tragically, Kenny passed away on October 27, 2012, at age 18 and is greatly missed by his family and friends. Cassie and Lucas attend Washington State University. The family enjoys living in the Northwest and taking advantage of living near the water.