Tane Patrono, NP
I earned a Master’s Degree from the University of South Alabama’s Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2015 and a Bachelor’s Degree from Kennesaw State University’s Nursing program in 2009. Before coming to Progressive Medical Center I had five years’ experience in the busiest hospital emergency room in Georgia.
I have always had a passion for health and wellness in my own life, which led me to a career in health care. Her interest in integrative medicine specifically was born from my own personal struggles. Several years ago, after a pain in my joints, a doctor suspected lupus. That started a journey through many different specialists who could not answer why my pain was getting worse. I then went to a doctor who practiced integrative medicine who collected a thorough history and ordered different tests than those that had been ordered by my previous doctors. To everyone’s surprise, he discovered that I had Celiac disease. I stayed away from gluten and nine months later my pain was gone. I knew at that moment this was how I wanted to practice medicine.
My own surprising celiac diagnosis made me think about the many people who are suffering from health issues for which there seems to be no answer. Many patients see specialist after specialist. These specialists, who are experts in individual diseases, often fail to treat the body as an inter-related complex organism. My personal experience with the healthcare system developed in me a real passion to help my patients find answers to their health problems. Through a combination of educating the patient about how their body works, testing for possible impairment, and then prescribing treatments that harness the body’s natural ability to function better, I have been able to help people who have not been able to find relief elsewhere.
I am a wife and mother of two grown daughters who have recently married. I am active in my faith and spend a lot of my time working in my Christian ministry and growing closer to Jehovah God. My hobbies are sailing with my husband and traveling.