Meet Allison Dimsdale: 2015 NP Semifinalist
Allison Dimsdale DNP, NP-C, AACC practices at Duke Cardiology in Durham, NC
Patient Carol B. shares how this nurse practitioner made a difference in her life:
"Allison Dimsdale is incredible! She's taken care of my husband for years and never minds me calling or emailing. In fact, recently I emailed regarding a concern about my husband and she responded from the Virgin Islands! I couldn't believe it! She makes our appointments fun and is realistic about what Coy can do for his health.
Outside of my husband's health, she was instrumental in my getting diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome, a potentially fatal disease. I now have a defibrillator and am fine. She put me so at ease by sharing her daughter's battle with Long Q T syndrome - which really helped me get through the difficulties of the initial diagnosis.
If that wasn't enough, my mom used to be a patient too but moved to Florida. When my mom had some health issues while in Florida, Allison was a sounding board and friend to me as my family and I went through my mom's illness and eventually her death. Allison goes above and beyond the call of duty and has really changed our lives for the better. I don't know what we'd do without her!" —Carol B.