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Dr. Laura Hudson DNP, APRN, FNP-C
-Owner & Provider

Dr. Laura Hudson is Doctor of Nursing Practice, AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner providing holistic health care in her comfortable office-based setting. With over 17 years of college education, Dr. Hudson has studied at multiple institutions to achieve a broad knowledge base, allowing her to address many healthcare needs. As an independent Nurse Practitioner, she can be your PCP or someone you seek counsel from regarding your specific concerns. Dr. Laura enjoys focusing on individual wellness and believes someone’s mindset can greatly impact their health. Because of this Laura enjoys taking extra time with her patients to educate them on how the body operates in health and sickness. Dr. Hudson works with her patients to guide and empower them as they help their body function at its best.

Since beginning at the Journey to Wellness, Integrative Wellness Center in early 2016, Laura has been focused on providing women’s healthcare including basic gynecological care, along with managing several conditions with pharmaceutical, complementary and alternative treatment options. Dr. Laura has extensive knowledge regarding the use of therapeutic cannabis to help those of her patients who qualify and wish to certify for the NH Therapeutic Cannabis Program. She also enjoys managing thyroid and gastrointestinal dysfunction and has attended courses to expand her skills with regards to nutritional counseling and management.

Dr. Laura also has a passion for teaching and often hosts Nurse Practitioner interns from several local Universties. She believes it is important to mentor new Nurse Pactitioners as they completes the clinical hours required for them to graduate. This allows for the future leaders of healthcare to be exposed to functional and holistic methods which they will hopefully integrate into the care they provide once practicing independently.

Experiences

2001 - 2004  3-year Associates Degree in science- Dental Hygiene *Cum Laude

2004 -2005  Bachelors Degree in Science - Dental Hygiene *Magna Cum Laude,  -Minor focus in advanced coursework in nursing.

2004 Trained and certified to administer nitrous oxide

2004 National Dental Hygiene Honor Society: Sigma Phi Alpha Inductee

2005 Level 1 Therapeutic Touch Practitioner

2005 Trained and certified to administer a local anesthesia

2005 Teaching Intern –community health

2005 Per diem University clinical instructor

2004 - 2013 Advance trained pediatric and adult dental hygienist and oral health educator.

2010 - 2012 Associates degree -Nursing *Cum Laude

2011 Nursing Honor Society - Phi Theta Kappa Inductee

2011 – Current Founder / CEO Seacoast Toy Towers, motivational and rewards program for kids

2011 Level 1 Reiki Practitioner

2012 - 2016 Pediatric, adult, disabilities & geriatric nurse with independent and management positions

2015  Infection Control Practice –research and implementation clinical internship

2014 - 2015 Bachelor's in science -Nursing *Summa Cum Laude

2014 American Nursing Credentialing Center, specialty board certification -Pediatric Nursing Specialist

2014   Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

2014   Golden Key International Honor Society

2015  Medical Mission –Dominican Republic

2015 - 2016 Masters of Science –Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner *Summa Cum Laude

2015 – 2016 Clinical internships: Internal medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, gynecology and urgent care

2016 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

February 2016 Joined My Friend’s Gynecologist and Primary Care for Women.

May 2018 Nominated and Selected as a Trademark Women of Distinction

July 2018 Formed Compass Family Health LLC  -Owner

February 2019 BioTE Hormone Optimization Program Certified Provider

2019 Inductee Society of Collegiate Leadership and Achievement

2019 Selected by Today's Nurse - as A Top Nurse Practitioner

2019 Awarded membership to Worldwide Leaders in HealthCare

2019 Honored Member: Continental Who's Who of Professionals

2018-2020 Doctor of Nursing Practice degree 4.0 GPA

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Jennifer Skoczylas FNP-C, APRN, MSN

Jennifer Skoczylas is a AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who studied under NP Hudson while she was completing her nurse practitioner internships. Jennifer has been a Registered Nurse in a local Emergency Department for many years. Among other things, her skill set commonly includes treating injuries and wounds as well as  assessing and managing urgent and life threatening matters. NP Skoczylas is at the office part time so she can not be your PCP, but is available for day of appointments and acute illnesses when she is scheduled. Jennifer enjoys performing procedures and is always excited to help someone with a holistic approach to care.

Experiences

1997-2007 Licensed Cosmetologist: Hair Designer and Educator

2007-2008 Licensed Nursing Assistant -Exeter Hospital

2006-2008 Associates Degree in Nursing -Great Bay Community College

2008-2015 Progressive Care Unit RN -Exeter Hospital

2015-Present Emergency Department RN -Exeter Hospital

2016 – 2018 Clinical internships: Internal medicine, pediatrics,  gynecology / Obstetrics.

2018 Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner -Walden University

2018 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

July 2018 Joined Compass Family Health

February 2019 BioTE Hormone Optimization Program Certified Provider

June 2019 Professor of Nursing @ St. Joseph's College, Nashua NH.

Other Certifications:

PALS, ACLS, BLS, PCCN

Specialized SANE (sexual assault) training including pelvic examination and specimen collections

Trauma/contusion/laceration management

Orthopedic splinting

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Stefanie Berry LICSW, MSW

Experience

Stefanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has her own private psychotherapy practice she sees patients at a few days a week. In January 2020, she joined the team at Compass so our patients can have in-house therapy appointments with a mental health provider who shares the holistic philosophy practiced by our Nurse Practitioners.

Stefanie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with her Masters in Social Work in 2011. She has experience treating clients with depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, PTSD and trauma.

She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Polyvagal Theory, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).

Having Stefanie in the office allows the benefits of a providing a team-approach involving your provider and therapist.

Meet the Team

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Hallie

Hallie is our practice manager. She has several years of experience in healthcare and loves the closeness of the private office setting. Hallie helps with clinical assisting, billing and insurance, as well as with medical records. If you have a billing question she will likely be one of the people to help you get answers.

Alex RN

Alex is a Registered Nurse and our clinical manager. She has a bachelors degree in Nursing Science. She handles many of our consultations, education visits, triage and prior authorizations while over-seeing the clinical staff. She is available to help you with questions as she is a link between you an your provider.

Ariane

Ariane is one of our medical assistants as well as our phlebotomist. After providing blood-draw services for 17 years, Ariane desired to expand her clinical skills and has joined our clinical team. She also aspires to obtain her nursing degree in the future. She will likely be seating you at your office visits.

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Suzanne

Suzanne is one of our medical assistants and patient educators.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in holistic healthcare with a Masters Degree in nutritional science. In conjunction with your provider,  Suzanne is available to review labs and discuss dietary planning and weight management goals.

Stephanie

Stephanie is a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant who is at  our front desk to help you check in and out of visits while she makes sure we have your insurance and medical paperwork up to date. Stephanie will also be happy to answer your calls, schedule visits and transfer you to a clinical team member if she is not able to answer all of your questions.

Marney

Marney is our financial coordinator.  She often works remotely to help with billing and bookkeeping. There may be times where your financial questions are forwarded to her to review. Since she is only in the office one day a week, please be patient if it takes a little time for her to get back to you.

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We pride ourselves on being a tight knit group of ladies that share the same goal to help others. To ensure we function well as a team we often share lunch most days and engage in team building activities monthly. These are a few photos of us engaging in some team activities.

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