09 Jun Olympic Medical Sleep Center Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Claire Edwins
Olympic Medical Sleep Center welcomes nurse practitioner Claire Edwins, ARNP, and expands care to Port Angeles.
Claire Edwins, advanced registered nurse practitioner, recently joined the Olympic Medical Sleep Center provider team. Edwins will see patients at the Sleep Center in Sequim as well as take consultation and follow-up appointments out of the Medical Office Building in Port Angeles.
“The importance of sleep is sometimes overlooked in our fast-paced society,” said Edwins. “My goal is to help empower patients to improve the quality of their sleep, and in turn improve the overall quality of their health.”
Edwins received an undergraduate nursing degree in her home state of Florida from the University of Florida in Gainesville; she then went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Edwins has worked as a registered nurse in various states and specialties, including infectious disease, telemetry, ICU and, in April and May of 2020, a crisis response nurse for the COVID-19 pandemic in Boston, Massachusetts.
Edwins enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and exploring the natural world, which is one reason she decided to practice on the Olympic Peninsula. “The Peninsula is such a unique area,” said Edwins. “I appreciate its natural beauty and the strength of the community that OMC serves.”
As part of the Sleep Center team, Edwins looks forward to making a positive impact on her patients’ lives. “It is very important to me that my patients feel heard, understood and valued as individuals,” said Edwins. “I like to work collaboratively with patients to build trust and meet their needs.”
Edwins treats sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, sleep-related movement disorders and more.
With the addition of Edwins, Sleep Center patients can now make consultation and follow-up appointments at both the Sleep Center in Sequim and the Medical Office Building in Port Angeles. For more information about the Olympic Medical Sleep Center, visit olympicmedical.org/sleep.