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Abby Hyatt

Dr. Abby Jo Hyatt, APRN

Family Medicine


Abby Hyatt is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with extensive experience in urgent care, primary care, and telemedicine. She has worked in emergency, surgical, and clinical environments, always ensuring the highest level of compassionate care. Abby first became a Registered Nurse at Maysville Community & Technical College in Maysville, Kentucky, then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Polk State College. She graduated Chamberlain College of Nursing with her Master of Science in Nursing degree, and earned her APRN certification. Abby is based on the Lakeland Campus of Southeastern University and also provides care at other local college-based Student Health Clinics. She also sees patients at LRH Urgent Care locations. How long have you worked in your field? I have worked for a total of 16 years in the medical field; 2 as a Medical Assistant, 12 as a Registered Nurse, and 2 as a Nurse Practitioner. Describe your clinical specialties. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with clinical expertise in Urgent Care and Telemedicine. What is your patient care philosophy? My patient care philosophy includes building a relationship with my patients that cultivates trust and honesty while treating them with respect, dignity, and compassion. My goal is to provide the best care possible to each patient in a way that aligns with their values, culture, and beliefs. What would you like people to know about you as a provider? I started working as a medical assistant directly out of high school and completed my nursing degree in 2012. Following nursing school, I worked in the operating room for 4 years. I then started working at Lakeland Regional in the emergency department, where I continued working while obtaining my bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Since becoming a nurse practitioner, I have had the opportunity to provide healthcare to the indigent community in the state of Florida through telemedicine and Urgent Care. What do you enjoy most about working with patients? The most enjoyable part of my job is the interpersonal aspect of patient care. The relationships that can be nurtured through patience, kindness and overall respect is unprecedented. I am thankful to be a part of an organization that supports and values these behaviors. How does your work improve lives? My work improves lives by allowing patients to participate fully in their care/recovery while providing a trusting environment to promote overall wellness. What are some interesting facts about you? I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking with my dog, going to the beach, and kayaking. Reading is my favorite pastime. With what community and volunteer organizations are you involved? AANP Would you like to share about your family? I have a Golden Retriever named Stella who is practically my child. I have three nieces and nephews who I adore, and I love spending time with family and friends. What (positive) childhood memory do you have about visiting the doctor? My mother worked as a receptionist for my pediatrician, so I have very fond memories of doctor's visits as a child. I remember distinctly how he made me feel comfortable with the care he was providing by explaining every detail to me as well as being patient while listening to my concerns and validating any fears I may have had. What else would you like to share with our readers? I am excited to be a part of the Lakeland Regional Health organization again and look forward to becoming even more involved in community outreach through LRH!
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1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL, 33801
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