About Darlene Trandel
TRANDEL, PhD, MSN, RN/FNP, as an experienced advanced practice
nurse clinician, educator, researcher, and coach, understands
the importance of caring for the whole person. With her knowledge
of healthcare research, clinical experience and coach training,
her passion focuses around assisting clients to reach higher
levels of health/wellness/vitality, prevent and reduce the risk
of disease and better manage chronic conditions with lifestyle
After years of teaching, research and clinical practice handing
out prescriptions for chronic disease she became frustrated
knowing that clients needed more than the healthcare system
offered to keep patients healthy, prevent disease and better
manage chronic conditions -- they needed help to live at their
best with their health state. She believes that help is coaching.
Darlene received her academic training at the University of
Virginia, University of Washington and Harvard University and
has many years of clinical experience coupled with faculty appointments
in research and teaching at University of Virginia, University
of Washington and University of North Carolina. She is licensed
as a Family Nurse Practitioner and certified in chronic care.
As an author, Darlene published over 30 articles in professional
journals and text book chapters and authored the 364-page book,
Nursing and the Law. Darlene is an advisory board member
and research consultant in chronic care for the Health Sciences
Humanitarian work plays an important role in Darlene's life.
For the past 12 years she has organized, directed and led, Building
Bridges with Ecuador, an ongoing humanitarian program providing
supplies, support and community service to indigenous Andean
villages near Otavalo, Ecuador. Each summer, she and her family
organize 40-50 volunteers to provide medical care, school education
programs and community construction services in the rural villages.
Out of her passion to assist and partner with clients and organizations
who are motivated to optimize their health status, prevent or
reduce the risk of chronic conditions, and manage self-care
in chronic disease, she founded The HealthCare Coach.
Darlene is a fulltime wellness coach. She lives with her family
in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Her website is www.TheHealthCareCoach.com
and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org