Meet the Doctor: Amanda Jarriel, FNP-C

Amanda S. Jarriel FNP-C graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BSN in May 2010. Shortly after graduation, she began her job as a bedside nurse at Fairview Park Hospital. Her goal was always to become a nurse practitioner, but she loved being a nurse so much she decided to postpone grad school for three years.

“I finally gave myself a push in 2013 to get back on track with my dreams of becoming

an FNP. I was accepted to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Georgia College & State

University and started school in August 2013,” said Jarriel. She worked full time as a CCU nurse until her final semester of grad school. She also completed several rounds of her clinicals in Swainsboro. She graduated and applied through Emanuel Medical Center, was offered a job at Porter Medical Clinic, and started her role as Amanda S. Jarriel, FNP-C.

She knew that she always wanted to become a nurse practitioner. “I have wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. I have no idea what sparked my passion, but I can remember being in elementary school and telling people that is what I wanted to be. I loved taking care of people and making people ‘feel better.’ As I got older, I developed a love for kids. For the longest, I wanted to be a pediatric nurse practitioner. It wasn’t until I got a job as a nurse and worked with adults that I changed my mind to be a family nurse practitioner so I could have the best of both worlds and care for all people across the lifespan from birth on into adulthood,” said Jarriel.

Jarriel loves her patients and they mean the world to her. “Some of them have become like family. I love that our patients are like an extended family to us. I love getting to know each of them more and more with every visit. I also love the variety we have at our office. Dr. Porter actually functions as the physician ‘on-call’ for pediatrics at Emanuel Medical Center. We see tons of kids while also seeing adults. I truly enjoy following all age groups.”

She loves her job but could not do it without the love and support of her husband, Weston Jarriel. In 2016, they married, and in 2017, they had twins! “I have a little boy, Ander Jarriel, and a little girl, Adley Jarriel. They are 3-years-old and keep us on our toes! They are now in the K3 class at DEA. When we are not at school or work, we are outside. We are surely homebodies and do anything and everything outdoors! We have two fur babies, Bear and Rex, who make our little family complete.”

You can always support Porter Medical Clinic by staying local for all of your healthcare needs. “In my opinion, our rural community has a wonderful healthcare system! We have been blessed with many great providers and a great hospital as well. Personally speaking, I have had not but exceptional care from the inpatient side of our hospital. As a provider, I encourage each and every person in this community to find a healthcare provider and at bare minimum, complete your annual wellness screenings. Preventative health is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself!”

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