Beeville native, Shona Preston, has joined Abilene Bone and Joint as their newest nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse and a type of mid-level practitioner. NPs are trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe treatment plans.
A graduate of Hardin Simmons University, Shona completed her Master of science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner in 2001 and her Bachelor of Science in 1997; yet decided to make Abilene home in 1992. Though many surgeon or physician groups in the region offer nurse practitioners, Shona’s vast experience in pain management and direct patient care is a tremendous asset to the practice.
“Having Shona join the Abilene Bone & Joint team will enable us to continue offering a true depth of care with our patients; coupled with Shona’s background in the management of opiates. Shona joining ABJ provides us a continuum of care needed in both pain management and the overall needs of the ABJ patient protocol,” explains Dr. Shannon Cooke, managing partner of Abilene Bone and Joint.
Shona has been involved in Abilene for several years. A member of First Baptist Church, Shona is also involved as a member with both the Abilene Philharmonic Guild as well as the Abilene Ballet Theatre Guild. She’s a former volunteer with Junior Achievement Abilene.
“I’m eager to join the Abilene Bone & Joint team. The respect this group has throughout the region is impressive and I’m thankful – and ready – to be a part of it,” states Shona.
Shona is a sixth-generation member of a long-standing farming and ranching family from the Beeville community. Shona and her husband, Matt, have been married for over twenty years and have three children.
Shona is seeing new patients now – call 325-672-4372 to schedule your appointment.