Lizzy Schmidt, MSN, CRNP

Women’s Health

Director of the Jonathan Lax Center Women’s Program

(215) 790-1788 (x113)
MSN, CRNP
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Clinical Expertise

Lizzy loves teaching, and while at the Drexel Partnership Practice she enjoyed training primary care providers how to care with people with HIV. She continues to teach HIV 101 to AACO case managers. Lizzy has returned to the Philadelphia FIGHT to lead the Lax Center Women’s Program with her wonderful team of colleagues.

Education & Training

She studied Sociology at Bryn Mawr College and became a women’s health activist at the Elizabeth Blackwell Heath Center. Lizzy worked as an HIV test counselor at The North East Treatment Center in the early 1990’s and returned to nursing school to learn how to help people with HIV stay healthy. In 1997 she received a Master’s from The University of Pennsylvania and became a Nurse Practitioner at Philadelphia FIGHT.

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