Allison Ernst, a Nurse Practitioner who has been with Dr. Simonds Weight Loss since 2010, is a true Carolinian, having spent most of her life in North and South Carolina. She grew up in Mooresville, NC and completed her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007.
After following her love for pediatrics to work in the Children’s Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, she returned to graduate school to expand her scope of practice. While completing duel degrees as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, she was able to pursue her interest in holistically caring for the entire family, with an emphasis on womens health, preventative medicine, and wellness throughout the lifespan.
Allison now lives in the Raleigh area where she enjoys playing tennis, trips to the farmers market and healthy cooking, spending time with wonderful friends, and visiting her family in Myrtle Beach and San Francisco. This fall she will have the opportunity to combine her passion for travel with an interest in international medicine and service as she travels to Haiti on a medical mission trip; hopefully with more to follow in the future!