Stephen Ahearn, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
After the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, Stephen Ahearn volunteered on the ground, setting up health clinics throughout the grief-stricken area. This life-changing experience inspired him to leave a successful career in technology and engineering behind to enter health care. He went back to school and became a certified nursing assistant, nurse, and ultimately family nurse practitioner.
As a provider, he enjoys the opportunity to see patients year after year, get to know them as individuals, and make a difference in their lives. He focuses on listening intently to understand what patients are saying, as well as what they may be having trouble voicing. He believes in a collaborative approach to care, and partners with patients to help them achieve their health goals.
Stephen is life-long learner with a passion for discovering the secrets behind why and how things work. He has earned a number of degrees throughout his various careers: He holds a master of science in nursing from Frontier Nursing University, and an associate’s degree in nursing from Clark College in Vancouver. He holds a master’s in business administration from Oregon’s Willamette University. He holds bachelors of science degrees in engineering from Tufts University and the University of Colorado, as well as and master of science degrees in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Oregon State University.
Stephen and his wife, a physician, have two daughters. In his free time, Stephen enjoys doing woodworking projects, gardening, hiking, and taking photos.