Wednesday, 30 October 2019 16:53

Nurse practitioners join FirstHealth Behavioral Clinic in Rockingham

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Kelly King, left, and Zoe Panizzi are both mental health nurse practitioners recently added to the outpatient clinic on the campus of Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond Kelly King, left, and Zoe Panizzi are both mental health nurse practitioners recently added to the outpatient clinic on the campus of Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond FirstHealth

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth Behavioral Services is pleased to announce the addition of two mental health nurse practitioners to the outpatient clinic on the campus of Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond. Kelly King, PMHNP, and Zoe Panizzi, PMHNP, join a team of behavioral health specialists at the clinic located at 921 S. Long Drive in Rockingham.

King earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a master’s degree in nursing from the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at Eastern Kentucky University. She joined FirstHealth’s outpatient behavioral clinic on the MRH campus in Pinehurst earlier this year.

Prior to joining FirstHealth, she worked most recently as a registered nurse on an inpatient adolescent behavioral health unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Before that, she served in nursing leadership roles at St. Elizabeth Healthcare as assistant nursing manager on a chemical dependency unit and adult mental health unit and later as director of nursing on an adolescent and child behavioral health unit.

King will see patients of all ages in the Richmond clinic but has particular interest in children, adolescents and young adults.

Panizzi earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She went on to study nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, graduating with a master’s degree in nursing from the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program.

Panizzi joined the FirstHealth behavioral services team in January of 2018, and she also works in the outpatient behavioral clinic on the MRH campus in Pinehurst.  

Prior to joining FirstHealth, Panizzi worked at a community mental health clinic in Tennessee that provides psychiatric care for underserved populations. 

Like King, Panizzi works with patients of all ages but specializes in children, adolescents and young adults.

King and Panizzi will provide outpatient behavioral health, counseling and therapy to patients at the MRH-Richmond clinic. Both providers will work with patients on treatment plans and/or prescribe medications depending on patient need. Some of the conditions treated include:

  • Medication Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction Disease Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Abuse Issues
  • ADD/ADHD

For a full list of conditions treated, visit www.firsthealth.org/behavioral.

To make an appointment with Kelly King, PMHNP, or Zoe Panizzi, PMHNP, at the MRH-Richmond behavioral health services clinic located at 921 S. Long Drive, Suite 202 in Rockingham, call 910-417-3661.