dr. william power

Dr. William Power is a central New Jersey native who spent many summers at the Jersey Shore. He graduated from Princeton Day School then completed his BS in Biology at Lake Forest College in 1974. He attended The Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico and finished his medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey via a Fifth Pathway rotating internship. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Jersey Shore Medical Center in 1984, followed by a two year Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Albany Medical College and Ellis Critical Care Center. After Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine he worked for the Guthrie Clinic in Elmira, New York. Sand was in his toes and he returned to the Jersey Shore in 1993 as an Attending Physician at Southern Ocean County Hospital. He completed his Geriatric Board Certification and continues to practice Adult Medicine in Forked River, New Jersey. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Certified Medical Director. He is the director of the Transitional Care Unit at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Besides Adult Internal Medicine his interests include the Metabolic Syndrome, memory disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. He lives with his family on Long Beach Island.

Patrcia Ann Christiensen RN, APN

Patricia Ann Christiensen, RN, APN 

Patricia is now a New Jersey girl having been born in Massapequa, New York. On graduation from high school she joined the Army and became a Pharmacy Specialist (SP4).  She then enlisted in the Navy, completed Naval Nuclear Power School, and became an Electricians Mate (EM1). During this time she also attended Mohegan Community College graduating with Highest Honors in Liberal Arts. After an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1985 she attended Ocean County College and obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing (GPA 4.0)  followed by her Bachelor Degree in Nursing Science from Stockton State College (GPA 4.0). In 1997 she obtained her Masters Degree in Nursing the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (GPA 3.94). She practiced as a staff nurse at Atlantic City Medical Center from 1990 through 1998 then joined Dr. Power’s practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner. She is certified as an APN through ANCC. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners belonged to Sigma Theta Tau International. She lives in New Gretna with her husband, Lee.


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