Belinda Akakpo Maxwell, DNP, is a nurse practitioner, a graduate of the University of San Diego with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Her training program focused on both Adult-Gerontology and Family Practice.
Her main area of interest is the management of cardiovascular diseases. Yet, she has a passion for keeping all chronic conditions under control and promoting overall wellness. Her vision is to empower patients and their loved ones through evidence-based education, so they can choose their pathway to their best level of health. On numerous occasions, she has served as a French interpreter to break language and cultural barriers and thus facilitate access to cutting-edge healthcare.
Her mission is to promote patients’ informed decisions and independence as they take charge of their health through a meaningful plan of care that optimizes their wellness. Touched by the high rate of patients’ hospital readmissions due to limited access to Primary Care, she chose to further her expertise to help with this obvious need. She aims at keeping patients within their communities as much as possible by addressing immediate needs or acute issues and by promoting continuity of care for chronic conditions via close follow-ups.
She wants to address the risk factors of preventable cardiovascular diseases and other chronic diseases by establishing a therapeutic environment in which safety, research, and innovation prevail. She believes in managing preventable organ diseases through evidence-based holistic approaches. Peace-centered, she enjoys contemplating the beauty of nature. On a more personal level, she has a passion for the welfare of the vulnerable.
She has, on numerous occasions, volunteered to give respite care to families of patients in hospice care or serve as a healthcare resource throughout summer camps for children in foster care.
Overall, her ultimate purpose is to increase access to comprehensive health promotion throughout the lifespan and benefit communities with access to their best level of wellness.