Hello–my name is Ginger Thompson, and I’m a Family Nurse Practitioner. I started my education straight out of high school, completing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1986. I started out in the newborn nursery my first year, then went on to the Neonatal Intensive Care for a year. When my husband and I moved to Houston, Texas, I began working in Labor and Delivery. After two years there, we moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where I continued working in L&D until 1997. We were blessed with a daughter in 1992 and a son in 1994. In order to spend more time with them at home, I began teaching Childbirth Classes once or twice a week. In 2002, I went back to full time work for about a year and a half as a research nurse. While I enjoyed this, I needed a more flexible schedule. I chose to go back to part-time work taking care of moms and babies on a postpartum floor. I continued this until 2007, when I decided to go back to school to further my education. I completed my Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2008. So far, I’m enjoying the variety of patients I see and find I learn something new every time I’m at work. This blog is to provide readers with advice on how to be healthier and to keep them up to date on evidence-based guidelines. I hope to bring some humor as well, because laughing is one of my favorite things to do!