Whitney Connell, ARNP

Heartland Pediatrics of Lake Placid
344 E Royal Palm St
Lake Placid, FL 33852

Phone : (863) 699-1414

I am a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and I have been a member of the team since January 2020, providing excellent care for our patients at sick and well visits.

I am a South Florida local with a longstanding professional interest in healthcare. I graduated from the Chamberlin College of Nursing with a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2016 and Graduated from Purdue University with a master’s degree in nursing in 2019, specializing in Family medicine.

Prior to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, I worked as an RN in the emergency department at Advent Health Hospital in Sebring Florida where I certified in Trauma and Critical Care (TNCC) nursing for rural areas.

While training to become a Family Nurse Practitioner I came to realize that working in pediatrics brings me great joy and is my true calling.  I enjoy getting to know my patients and families and providing personalized care to both well and sick children.

I am a happily married mother of three (Kendra-11, Jackson -4, and Larkin 3). My interests and hobbies include spending time with my family, being outdoors, riding horses with my kids as well as spending time at beach. I volunteer with the local 4-H groups in Highlands county and I love working with the youth and their livestock projects and other areas of 4-H.

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