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April Bigelow


Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care


Primary Care, Chronic Disease Management, Palliative Care

Area of Special Interest:

Health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease self-management, palliative care


Packard West




ANCC- Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Education and Training:

Fellowship in palliative care: University of Michigan
PhD: University of Michigan, Nursing
MS: University of Michigan
BSN: University of Michigan School of Nursing

Recognition and Awards:

2015: Daisy Award for Nursing Education
2014: Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Best Program Innovation Award for
2014: University of Michigan Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize Award for
2014: Council on Global Engagement Award
2014, 2013: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Outstanding NP Educator nominee 2011: Sigma Theta Tau Rising Star Award


Personal Statement:

My professional and academic nursing career has focused on improving the care of complex patients by advancing the science of clinical care management of vulnerable and at-risk populations in local, national, and international communities. I have worked to integrate this focus in my scholarship, teaching, and clinical practice to produce new science and knowledge in the care of at-risk populations and to create educational innovations for primary care providers (PCPs) inclusive of disciplines across the health care spectrum. I enjoy working with patients at the Delonis Center to help them achieve their greatest health through prevention of disease and chronic care self-management.

Why Packard Health? Patient-centered primary care. Patient-centered primary care.