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Tammy G. Shimfessel, CPNP

Undergraduate school

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate school

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Science in Nursing


Certified pediatric nurse practitioner Tammy Shimfessel has devoted her career to caring for children for the past three decades. "I began my career in a pediatric intensive care unit before joining Novant Health Forsyth Pediatrics and moving into a primary care role," Tammy said. "I love the diversity of the patients we see, both with regards to ages and medical conditions.

"I especially enjoy helping patients with developmental issues, behavioral challenges and nutritional difficulties," she continued. "But regardless of medical condition, I try to be compassionate, and listen to both my patients and their parents."

Being outdoors, reading and enjoying the arts are all pastimes for Tammy. "I am married and have two stepchildren," she shared. "We love cooking, traveling and going to musical events together."