Amy Stewart spent the first ten years of her career as a nurse before pursuing additional training and board certification as a nurse practitioner. A self-described people person who is passionate about nursing, Amy loves advocating for, teaching, and partnering with her patients to achieve their health goals together. Today, she is a nurse practitioner who specializes in gastroenterology. She is certified in high-resolution anoscopy and specializes in anal human papillomavirus (HPV) and anal cancer screening.
Amy is comfortable working within all areas of gastroenterology, and she has a particular interest in the following conditions and procedures:
- General gastroenterology care
- Inclusive care
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- High-resolution anoscopy
- Anal cancer screening
Before joining Capital Digestive Care, Amy served as the center director of the Chevy Chase Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Center of Washington, DC. She is currently the lead advanced practice provider for Capital Digestive Care’s Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group. She is also a sub-investigator at Chevy Chase Clinical Research.
Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA, and her master’s in nursing with a family nurse practitioner specialization from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
“The first step is to listen to patients. Truly listen to them. I believe in patient-centered, inclusive care in all facets,” she said. “I take the time to educate patients as needed and work with them in a shared decision-making model of care.”
Amy is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, teaching primary care in the women’s health nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife program. She serves on the advanced practice provider committee for the American College of Gastroenterology.
A DC-area local and Rockville, MD native, Amy likes to see live music and is a fan of all Washington, DC, sports teams. She also loves spending time with her niece, nephews, and five godchildren.