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Provider Profile

Title(s)

Cooley Dickinson Health Care Director of LGBTQ Health Services
Family Nurse Practitioner at Northampton Family Medicine

Department + Services

LGBTQ Health Services

Programs + Specialties

Trans/LGBTQ Health

Training + Education

Bachelor's Degree: Antioch College
Master of Science in Nursing: MGH Institute of Health Professions

My Philosophy

I believe that informed consent and collaborative treatment decisions are the cornerstones of quality patient-provider relationships. I strive to meet every patient where they are at, and to tailor their care to ensure them the best possible health outcomes. I am committed to improving LGBTQ care for the patients in our community, as well as to ensuring a supportive and affirming work environment for all of our LGBTQ employees at Cooley Dickinson Health Care.

Biography

J. Aleah Nesteby, MSN, FNP, comes to Northampton Family Medicine from Baystate Health, where she spent the past 10 years working to ensure availability of compassionate and non-judgmental healthcare for the LGBTQ community in Western Mass. Prior to her time in Massachusetts, Nesteby worked in reproductive health and STI prevention in San Francisco, California.

Nesteby received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Mass., and has pursued specialization in Transgender Health and LGBTQ Health. She is a nationally recognized trans health provider and has led workshops, lectures, and forward-looking training programs for medical students and medical residents. She is the recipient of a Tufts University School of Medicine educational research grant for transgender student curriculums.

Nesteby is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), and a provider-volunteer for the online peer-to-peer consultation service TransLine.

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Northampton Family Medicine

CONTACT 413-584-2178

OFFICE HOURS 8 am-5 pm

Location & Directions 22 Atwood Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
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