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Shy'na Foster FNP

Specialties: Hospital Medicine

Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner

Languages: English

General Info

Hospital Affiliations: Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Undergraduate: BS Nursing - Russell Sage College, Troy, NY

Graduate: MS Nursing - Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Year Joined: 2019

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

As a young child I experienced the death of my mother, during this time her health care providers became a huge part of the grieving process for our family. It was at this time that I realized I wanted to be a pillar for others experiencing loss, wether it be death or physical decline.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

The most rewarding part of my specialty is that I am able to care for people throughout multiple stages of their lives. I believe for the provider, this creates a necessary balance between treatment in which optimizes health and palliative care. I chose this specialty because of the diversity in the patient population.

How do you connect with your patients?

Connecting with my patients is the foundation of my clinical practice. I am able to connect to my patients through being personable and relatable.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I have 3 small children, so most of my free time is spent with them. Although, I do enjoy Broadway plays, finding new places to eat, and of course beach vacations.

What is your advice for your patients?

I often tell my patients, "It is up to you to make the best of your situation, with a little help of course."