Terri Petersen, N.P.
Ms. Petersen is a nurse practitioner in PAMF's Neurosurgery Department. She received a master's degree in 2008, a nursing/family nurse practitioner degree in 2003 and a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1992. Her professional interests include treatment of movement disorders and chronic pain, surgical assistance and postoperative care. She is a member of the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the American Association of Neurological Nurses (AANN).
Ms. Petersen is married with two daughters. She enjoys being outdoors, bike riding, hiking and traveling with her family. She personally enjoys reading, sewing, quilting and gardening.
Philosophy of Care:
I have worked in Neurosurgery for the past four years. Prior to joining PAMF in 2009, I worked with a neurosurgeon who specialized in the treatment of movement disorders and chronic pain with implantable devices. I wanted to learn to assist in surgery and joining PAMF allowed me to pursue this interest. I believe it has given me a better appreciation and understanding of the postoperative experience and understanding of what patients might expect after surgery.
Department Phone Numbers
Mountain View Center
Palo Alto Center
Santa Cruz Neurosurgery