Lisa Barkdull joined the UNHS provider staff in September as a Nurse Practitioner at the Monument Valley Community Health Center and she’s enjoying her new surroundings.
Originally from Virginia, Lisa grew up in Woodbridge, near the Washington D.C. area. After high school she attended Brigham Young University and earned a Bachelors Degree in English. She later earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. She earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from George Mason University and became an NP in 2004. She has practiced as an NP in Herndon, Virginia with an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, and with a Neurologist in Martinsburg, West Virginia, before moving to Utah Valley and Midway, Utah, to join her parents, three brothers and twelve nieces and nephews.
She has also practiced with Cosmetic Services in West Jordan, Utah, at a pain management clinic in Kaysville, Utah and with Geriatric Internal Medicine in Murray, Utah. She lived in Midway from 2015 until moving to Monument Valley last month.
“I’ve always enjoyed living in out-of-the-way places with different cultures,” Lisa explained. “I enjoy seeing new places and cultures with fun, interesting things to do.”
Her travels have taken her to Taiwan, where she taught English as a Second Language, and to Israel, where she worked for a time farming. Now she is enjoying the warmer, dryer weather of Monument Valley.
“I enjoy UNHS. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful,” she added. “The facilities are impressive and fantastic, especially the new clinic in Blanding and the clinic in Montezuma Creek. And, they take very good care of their employees.”
Lisa and her 4-year-old red and white Border Collie, Emma, have taken up housekeeping in Monument Valley and Lisa has used her spare time to explore the trails and backcountry in her Jeep. She also enjoys camping and watching Korean soap operas on TV.
UNHS is happy to have Lisa onboard as part of its family. We’re sure she will be a huge asset and we wish her all the best in her new practice. When you see her around say hello and make her feel at home.