Shirley Carrenard-McDowell
Cerebral Provider
ABOUT Shirley Carrenard-McDowell

Shirley Carrenard-McDowell is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who graduated from Long Island University. Her background includes adult critical care medicine, neurosurgery, and neurology. Mrs. McDowell's clinical career took her on a journey through the healthcare system, from urban inpatient areas to rural outpatient settings, managing the care of everyone with an array of multiple medical and psychiatric disorders. Her passion lies in psychopharmacology combined with psychotherapy in young adults. In her free time, Mrs. McDowell enjoys sewing, gardening, and cooking for the family. She is a strong advocate for empowering advanced practice providers, and she fiercely believes that nurse practitioners should have a voice in shaping our healthcare systems.

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