Alexandra Huffman, FNP-BC, decided on her career path at her eighth-grade job fair: she knew then that nursing was the field for her. As she progressed through school, she realized that she wanted to have a more direct role in patient care, so she refined her career goal to become a nurse practitioner.
Today, Alex is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who enjoys partnering with her patients. She loves being a nurse practitioner because it enables her to deliver patient care medically while maintaining the caring and compassionate attitude that she developed during her years as a nurse. Alex is comfortable providing all aspects of general gastroenterology care, and she enjoys working with patients who have ostomies.
Alex earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Daemen University in Amherst, NY, followed by a master’s in nursing with a family nurse practitioner specialization from D’Youville University in Buffalo, NY. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing practice with a family nurse practitioner specialization at Aspen University in Denver, CO.
“I believe patients and their providers are a team. There should be mutual trust and respect. I would like my patients to feel comfortable confiding in me and trusting me with their care while following my recommendations and advice for their optimal health,” Alex said.
Before joining Capital Digestive Care, Alex worked in New York City as a COVID-19 relief nurse practitioner, then transitioned to work in the hematology oncology setting. Before becoming a nurse practitioner in 2019, she worked as a float nurse and a travel registered nurse.
She and her significant other, Nick, an IT manager, have two adorable dogs, Penelope and Rogue. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, and camping.