Uzma Shamsi, MSN, FNP-C received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is credentialed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, as well as a member of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau honor society in nursing. She believes that timely access to care is vital in disease prevention, health maintenance and managing chronic illness. Uzma approaches patient care with empathy and humility. She aims to facilitate long-term provider patient partnership focusing on shared health goals and timely access to quality care. She is passionate about improving access to comprehensive quality care for the communities she serves. When not spending time with her patients, Uzma can be found exploring local coffee shops, traveling, and spending time with family. She is fluent in Urdu.