Biography

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  Chris Cooley completed her Masters of Science  at the Sage Colleges and she is a licensed NYS Family Nurse Practitioner.  Chris has over 22 years experience providing direct patient care as a NP formerly at  Upstate Gastroenterology  in Troy.  Prior to Upstate, Chris was a RN at Samaritan Hospital for 9 years in medical surgical and staff education.  She  has managed care for  patient’s experiencing acute and chronic illnesses with a focus in gastroenterology (disorders of stomach & intestine)  and hepatology (liver ) as well as various other medical issues.  Treatment included yet  was  not limited to   reflux, heartburn, Barrett's esophagitis,  ulcers , Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis,  celiac sprue,  abdominal pain,  Irritable bowel syndrome -IBS and liver disease including  elevated liver enzymes , Hepatitis C and fatty liver .  Evaluation and testing for lactose intolerance and bacterial overgrowth .  Health teaching and education for weight management  and evaluation for abnormal weight loss.  Chris was a prior primary care provider with thorough understanding of interrelated  gastrointestinal issues.  Clinical research coordinator for multiple GI studies. Clinical privileges Samaritan Hospital, St. Peter's Health Partner's. Former team trainer for the Freihofer’s Run for Woman and Troy Turkey trot. In addition to medicine she enjoys her wonderful family and grandchildren as well as time in the garden. 

Education

Masters of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner Sage Colleges 5/1997
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Russell Sage College 5/1988

New York State Nurse Practitioner in Family Health Since 5/1997 

New York State Registered Professional Nurse  Since 5/1988

Certification 

Board Certified

American Nurse Credentialing Center

 Family Nurse Practitioner Since 6/1997

Service 

Rensselaer County Medical Reserve Corp  since 5/2007

Covid Vaccinator Volunteer

Completion : NYS Opiate Prescriber Training Program

Member The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State

Respect Life Committee Member -St. Jude's Church Wynantskill 

 

US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants Volunteer 

 

Member

The Nurse Practitioner Association NYS

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease 

 

American Gastroenterological Association

 

Capital Region Chamber  of Commerce

Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce

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