Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP
Christine Kessler is an award-winning nurse practitioner, national/international speaker, prolific author, and clinical consultant specializing in General Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Medicine. During her 47 years of nursing (40 years in advanced practice) she has held diverse roles in management, research, academia (as assistant professor undergraduate and graduate nursing), and especially clinical practice; the latter as a critical care clinical specialist, an acute care nurse practitioner (as hospitalist & intensivist) and adult endocrinology nurse practitioner. After 15 years as the senior nurse practitioner at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine. Christine now focuses on providing diabetes and general endocrine services, as well as weight-loss management, to an impoverished population in rural Virginia. Christine has received numerous clinical practice excellence and patient satisfaction awards, among them three prestigious Outstanding Civilian Service Awards, the Department of Medicine’s FIRST Army Silver ACE Award (being voted the department’s TOP medical provider) and the Coin of Excellence personally awarded by the Surgeon General for having the highest patient satisfaction rating of all health care providers in the Army WORLDWIDE. Christine is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
A little FYI—Christine has delivered health care all over the world, including Russia, remote regions in Kenya and the dense jungles of Central America (the latter while armed with her very own machete). She also performed stand-up comedy for more than 10 years and says there is a lot of “humor in hormones!”