Barbara Poncelet

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Expertise

Psychiatric Nursing, Teen Health

Education

Lehigh University, University of Pennsylvania

Highlights

As a nurse practitioner and the stepmother to a teen, I know that the teen years can challenge any family. With a little knowledge and a lot of patience, we can help lead our teenagers to a healthy and happy lifestyle.

— Barbara Poncelet

Experience

Barbara is a former writer for Verywell Health covering teenage health concerns. As a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Barbara has worked as a medical health provider helping parents of teens with issues from asthma to ear infections to behavior. As a nurse home visitor for a nonprofit organization, she is out in the community and sees first-hand what some of the most pressing health and lifestyle concerns parents of teens face.

Education

Barbara received her bachelor's degree in biology from Lehigh University. She received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

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