Get to know Christie Whitlock:
My passion for medicine has been a lifelong journey…
As a child, I lived in upstate New York and had always been an avid equestrian. I competed in horse shows up and down the eastern seaboard, and having a love for animals, I always wanted to become a veterinarian.
However, in 2009, I was involved in a horse accident which sparked my interest in the medical field. I wanted to know and learn more about medicine so I gained employment as a patient care tech in the ICU. The ICU setting had a profound effect on me and my career choices. It was there in the ICU that I developed and grew my love for urgent and critical care.
This love for critical care drove me to complete my registered nursing degree at Delaware Technical Community College (2012) and to further educate myself with a BSN from Wilmington University (2015) where I graduated with honors.
Utilizing my degrees, I sought extensive training in critical care, cardiac, and surgical care at both Christiana and Beebe health systems. I spent time working as the critical care educator at Beebe Hospital, and my passion for education made me return to Wilmington University in 2016 to complete my MSN. My rotations for my MSN included Family Practice, Walk-in Care, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics & Gastroenterology. Now I am able to put my passion to work as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
When I’m not in the clinic, I enjoy time with my husband and two children in Lewes, DE. We love spending time by the water and being outside in all the beautiful areas that the Cape Region has to offer.