Christine Turner, WHNP-BC
(she, her, hers)
Christine Turner, WHNP-BC, is an Atlanta native. Chris graduated from Brenau Women’s College, in Gainesville, Georgia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program from the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing (Emory University). Chris began her career as a staff nurse at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta where she specialized in Hematology/Oncology. Since then, her career experience has been broad and includes community- and university-based HIV/AIDS clinical research, hospice care, trans health and gynecology.
While Chris is a board-certified nurse practitioner by training, she prefers to define herself as: friend, counselor, advocate, listener and confidant. Chris has felt the pull to provide comfort and care to those around her for as long as she can remember. Drawn into this world through her older sister, it became a calling. Chris understands that seeing a medical provider can be a vulnerable experience and has developed a service firmly rooted in loving kindness. No matter the practice or the setting, Chris’s goal is always to learn as much as you’re willing to share about you, your life, your health, your needs and your goals. All with the intent of helping you live your best life.
Chris is close with her large family, many of whom still live within minutes of each other. Her family life has developed a strong love of community and open arms for an ever-expanding circle of loved ones. Her life experience has also cultivated a vision of the world through millions of colors, where individuality is respected and cherished. Chris is proud to claim four amazing young adults as her “children.” She and her wife live in Kirkwood with their two dogs.
I started QueerMed to provide respectful and affirming care for the transgender community. Everyone deserves access to medical care, no matter the color of their skin, where they come from, their gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
-Izzy Lowell, MD, MBA