Stephanie Poterack is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in pediatrics.
Prior to receiving her Master of Science degree, Stephanie spent ten years as a Registered Nurse caring for pediatric and adult patients in critical care and surgical environments, including the care of postoperative open heart and organ transplant patients.
Stephanie’s experience with children at critical junctures in their health has provided her with a profound appreciation for the impact that preventative medicine can have on their overall wellbeing. She has a passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery and over her career, has held appointments on numerous local and enterprise-wide committees and workgroups dedicated to the development and institution of evidence-based best practices.
Stephanie is a mother and above all else, understands how important it is for parents to have confidence in those who care for their most precious of loved ones, their children.
Stephanie graduated with academic distinction and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing from Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic Campus in 2006.
In 2015, Stephanie graduated from a three-year Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Phoenix; her last year of training was spent at Agave Pediatrics.
Stephanie believes that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves access to prompt, individualized healthcare. Stephanie’s husband, Karl, is an anesthesiologist who shares her passion for research and quality improvement. Together, they have a blended family and a house that is constantly buzzing with activity.
A little something about your provider:
1) Favorite quote: “Life is what you make of it.”
2) Favorite place to travel: My favorite place to travel is Kauai, Hawaii.
3) Favorite book/movie: My favorite movie is “Forrest Gump.”
4) Interests other than medicine: I enjoy traveling, dancing, and sports.
5) Favorite part of your professional day: My favorite part of my day is providing guidance and education.
6) One advice to parents: Live in the moment and enjoy your children, they’re only little for so long.
7) What you would want to be if you were not a provider: A storm chaser!