Naomi Travers, NP

Naomi Travers, NP

Address

6605 Nancy Ridge Drive San Diego, CA 92121

Phone

(858) 900-2766

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24x7

States Supported

CA

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About Naomi Travers, NP

Naomi Travers is a Dermatology nurse practitioner with extensive experience in both the medical and cosmetic dermatology fields, certified in dermatology by the Dermatology Nurses' Association. Before starting her nursing career, Naomi worked as a newspaper reporter for the Monterey County Herald. In 2001, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in geriatrics from the highly esteemed University of California, San Francisco. After completing her training, Naomi worked for three years as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at University of California, Davis Medical Center. She then moved to the world’s epicenter of skin cancer disease, Australia, and began working as a registered nurse at the well regarded Skin and Cancer Foundation, Australia. During her nine years in that role, Naomi received expert training in various dermatological specialties, including Mohs surgery, laser and cosmetic treatments, phototherapy and management of general skin conditions. Naomi came back to her home state of California in 2015, and soon joined Poway Dermatology, where she is an integral part of our medical staff team. She lives in Poway with her husband and two daughters. She can’t resist petting any dog or tickling any baby that comes into her path.


Conditions Treated

All medical dermatology diseases, including acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, skin discoloration, cellulitis, rashes, HSV, herpes, warts, ulcers, skin lesions, malignant neoplasms of the skin, nail issues, hair loss, skin aging, cold sores, sun damage or actinic keratoses, epidermal cysts, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis or benign skin tumors, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap, folliculitis, hives or urticaria, atopic dermatitis, tinea or tinea versicolor, fungal infections, cosmetic procedure follow-up, surgical procedure follow-up, inflammatory skin diseases, parasitic infections such as scabies or head lice.


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California: Accepting New & Established Patients


Qualifications and Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner tract, University of California, San Francisco, June 2001 Master’s Entry Level Program in Nursing (MEPN), pre-licensure nursing curricula, University of California, San Francisco, June 1998-June 1999 Biological sciences curricula, San Francisco State University, September 1995 – June 1996 Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of California, Davis, June 1990 Education Abroad Program, University of San Jose, Costa Rica, December 1988-December 1989 Recent Work History Dermatology-Certified Nurse Practitioner, Poway Dermatology, Poway, California – May 2015 – present Responsibilities: Diagnose and manage general dermatology presentations: full body screenings, biopsy and non-surgical management of skin cancers; acne, warts, rashes, psoriasis, dermatoses, benign growths, autoimmune and cosmetic concerns; prescribe appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Registered Nurse, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, NSW, Australia – April 2007 – April 2015 Responsibilities: Provide clinical support for wide range of dermatological services, including assisting in Mohs surgeries and general clinic procedures, running phototherapy and postoperative dressing clinics and facilitating patient education. Skills acquired: Familiarity with common skin conditions and proficient in performing simple dermatology surgical procedures such as administering local anesthetic, performing punch biopsies, cauterizing superficial, benign skin lesions, steroid injections for scars; able to manage perioperative and postoperative patient care, including surgical wounds, skin grafts and post-laser treatment areas. Laser Nurse Specialist, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, NSW Australia – April 2009-April 2015 Responsibilities: Participate in all aspects of laser treatments; under dermatologist supervision, independently perform treatments of broadband light and Skin Tyte (Sciton platform), vascular laser (Candela Vbeam™), microlaser peels and superficial fractionated ablative treatments (Sciton erbium platform), photodynamic therapy with Aktilite™ and tattoo removal with Nd-yag; assist in full range of laser and cosmetic therapies including setup, patient education, dressings and aftercare of full face chemical peels and skin resurfacing. Support patients through treatment process with professionalism and compassion Skills acquired: Competency in assessing skin quality and defects, and evaluating individual response to treatment in order to optimize outcomes; Familiarity with broad range of laser systems and appropriate system/parameters for specific dermatological defects. Registered Nurse, Cardiac Unit, Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia – April 2006-April 2007 Responsibilities: Provide acute care to cardiac patients, including post-op cardiac cases. Manage individual care plans, provide patient education and interface with medical and ancillary practitioners to optimize health outcomes. Skills acquired: Proficiency in monitoring electrocardiac activity and providing appropriate interventions for adverse cardiac events; ability to manage busy patient load under pressure. Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Outpatient Clinic, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California – November 2001 – October 2004 Responsibilities: Provide urgent and primary care to geriatric patient population with multiple chronic diseases and complex psychosocial issues; diagnose and treat common disease processes in conjunction with physician supervisor, order appropriate diagnostic tests, prescribe necessary medications and oversee specialty referrals and follow-up care as needed; triage cases requiring hospital admission; educate patients and families about disease processes; key organizer of three successful “Mini Medical School” community lecture series on aging. Skills acquired: Physical assessment and critical thinking; ability to maintain professional and supportive relationships with frail elderly and their families under stressful circumstances; understanding of community resources; effectively communicate with support staff and physician supervisors Registered Nurse, Telemetry Unit, Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, California – August 2001-November 2001, October 2004-August 2005 Responsibilities: Provide acute care to cardiac patients, including post-op cardiac cases. Licenses, Certificates, and Memberships License, Registered Nurse, California Board of Registered Nurses, Sept. 1999 – present Nurse Practitioner Certification, California Board of Registered Nurses, Sept. 2001- present Medication Furnishing Number, United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, (DEA) Nov. 2003 Board Certification, Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (Active) Board Certification, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (Active) Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, inducted June 2002 Current member, Dermatology Nurses’ Association Current member, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association Other Work Experience Reporter, The Monterey County Herald, Salinas, California, November 1993-August 1995 Features Editor, The Hollister Freelance, Hollister, California, December 1992-October 1993 Reporter, The Hollister Freelance, Hollister, California, December 1990-December 1992 Professional Activities and Continuing Education Editor, Skin Alert, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association newsletter, 2012-2013 Award recipient, Ego Nurse Fellowship, 2012 Coordinator, “Punch Biopsies for Nurses” Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia, Westmead, April 2012 Speaker, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association, Annual Education Day – “Overview of Lasers in Dermatology,” November 2010 Attendee, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association Annual Education Day: 2008, 2009, 2010 Attendee, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association National Conference: 2008, 2009 “Laser Concepts in Healthcare,” symposium July 2009

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