Saint Francis Adds Nurse Practitioner Laura Standridge to Cape Gastroenterology Specialists

Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes nurse practitioner Laura Standridge, APRN, FNP-BC, to Cape Gastroenterology Specialists. She joins an expert team who provides the region with specialized care for gastrointestinal conditions, including abdominal pain, biliary disorders, Crohn’s disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastroesophageal reflux, liver disorders, pancreatic disease, peptic ulcer disease, ulcerative colitis and other digestive disorders.

She earned her Master of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University and is board certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Nurse practitioners are nurses who have undergone advanced training and are able to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries, order lab work and imaging tests, and write prescriptions. They can manage many health conditions, teach health promotion and help patients with disease prevention.