Joy O'Brien has been a family nurse practitioner serving primarily underserved communities in central Massachusetts for the past 11 years. While she loves primary care, she developed an interest in addiction medicine as she saw how that affected individuals, families, and communities. In working more with this population and building her skillset and knowledge base, she began to explore the role of psychiatry in caring for patients who were dual diagnosis. Joy believes in lifelong learning and service to others.
When she is not working, she love sailing, mountain biking, skiing, hiking with her dogs, cooking, and sewing. joy rarely sits still but you can hold her attention with ethics of humanitarian intervention or quantum physics conversations or really good chocolate. She also drives a stick shift, and apparently like to do things the hard way!
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning