Christine Papaspiridakos, MSN-APRN, A-GNP-C

Christine Papaspiridakos, MSN-APRN, A-GNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Seeing patients at:

Scarsdale, NY

Christine Papaspiridakos, MSN-APRN, A-GNP-C is a compassionate, patient-centered, and highly experienced nurse practitioner. Christine graduated from Saint Vincent’s School of Nursing in 2007 and earned her BSN from Adelphi University in 2009 while working full time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Christine predominantly specialized in critical care, pain management, and primary care during her early years in nursing. The treatment and care of patients at all stages of life with complex physical and emotional needs in addition to her experience as a Primary Care Provider facilitated Christine’s evolution as a proficient Practitioner in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with widely diverse needs. The combination of Christine’s experience as a multi-specialized, expert RN combined with her work as a Primary Care Provider advanced her skill and knowledge in the referral process to get the most targeted treatment for every patient. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with her Master's of Science Degree in both Primary Care and Adult Gerontology Advanced Practice Nursing, Christine further built on her diverse experience gained through traveling with ATC Travel Nursing and Cross Country Travel Corp., where she gained the knowledge to treat patients in surgical ICUs, level I trauma, post anesthesia care, neurosurgical ICU, and chronic illnesses. She was also instrumental in gaining access to pain management for all her patients in need.   Christine’s goal is, and has always been, to provide the highest quality of care to her patients and to have the knowledge and resources to help her patients gain access to multidisciplinary care that will lead to the best possible patient outcomes.   Christine is nationally certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, an active member of several professional organizations, a volunteer and mentor for novice registered nurses with the American Nurses Association and does philanthropic work with breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Always passionate about furthering her knowledge for her patients’ gain, Christine is currently pursuing her Certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) and is part of the Medical Education Committee for the IPPS.  

Get to Know Your Provider

Why did you become a nurse practitioner?

I am passionate about providing an environment where my patients feel heard, understood, safe, and respected. I have been a patient and have not always felt like my providers were listening to my concerns which was upsetting and made me feel hopeless. As a nurse practitioner I provide compassionate care, create a safe space for my patients while providing personalized treatment options and plans of care. I believe in a mind, body, and spirit approach to care incorporating holistic, integrative care and Western medicine. 

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of my job is helping patients, listening to their concerns while offering treatment options using a whole person approach rather than simply treating their symptoms. I work with the best team at PRM, we work together to provide optimal, multi-modal care to every patient. I strive to provide my patients with the care I would want for myself and my family 

What is something you would like people to know about pelvic health?

Pelvic health is often overlooked but the pelvic floor is our true core. Chronic pelvic pain is real, it is not “all in your head” as you may have been told. As someone with chronic pelvic pain I know that pelvic pain is frequently undertreated or not treated at all. My daughter has suffered with chronic pelvic pain for several years. While she was hospitalized for a pelvic pain crisis her pain was ignored and undertreated, she was told it was due to anxiety No one acknowledged that her pain was real, she was discouraged and felt hopeless. With treatments and pelvic floor physical therapy she is steadily improving.  

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