Sharon  Philbin

Sharon Philbin

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, APRN
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Pawtucket Waitlist In-person

Sharon will only be accepting Aetna insurance until November 30, 2020.

Updated October 8, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication management

Professional statement

Sharon Philbin is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse offering medication management and talk therapy in Pawtucket, RI.

Sharon started her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. Continuing to take courses throughout her career, Sharon received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008 from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing in 2010. Sharon is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Sharon has worked in various settings throughout her career as a nursing professional. Experiences include general medical surgical in hospital, pediatric burns, oncology, head/spinal cord injury, home care, home infusion, ADHD and community health and teaching. Sharon’s professional and life experiences contribute to her expertise and competence as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Sharon grew up in East Providence until her Junior year in high school when her family moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to run an inn and motel. This was a life changing experience which influenced Sharon's love for travel and experiencing new things. Sharon has traveled most of Europe and much of the United States. She returned to New England in order to raise her three children and live closer to family. Sharon's free time is spent with family and friends. She enjoys hiking, swimming, skiing, learning golf, music, concerts and traveling.


Message to clients

No problem or concern is too small or too big. There is no judgment here, and we'll work together to figure out what would be the best route for you to take.


Specialties

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Interview and questionnaire of history based on DSM-V guidelines to diagnose for ADD / ADHD; subsequent visits for follow ups and ongoing evaluation; referrals for executive functioning challenges such as organizational issues or therapy

Anxiety - Medication management and talk therapy for generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Medication management and talk therapy for depression, including sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Medication management - Optimizing medication use to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and ADHD




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (30min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.

Please note that sessions after 5pm have a $20 additional charge.


Location(s)

Pawtucket practice
100 Lafayette Street, Suite 302, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:0am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri By appointment
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:0am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri By appointment
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2016 - Present

Governor’s Diagnostic Center, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2011 -Present

Providence Community Health Centers, Primary Care Provider in Family Practice, 2002 - 2019

University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing, Clinical Instructor, 2012 - Present

University of Massachusetts Boston, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty Instructor, 2011 - 2012

Chad Brown Health Center, Primary Care Provider (APRN), 2010 - 2011

The University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing, MS/FNP, 2010

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Nursing, BSN, 2008

St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, RN, 1985


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Ms. Philbin taught me a great amount about serving a family with multitude layers to the client and family as well as the community resources that are available. She also took me into her part time practice and taught me a great deal about diagnosing, testing, and follow up with the clients with ADHD and ADD across the life span."

- Meredith Logan, RN, NP student • June 2016

"I would highly recommend Ms. Philbin. She comes with a great deal of experience working with individuals and their various needs. Sharon’s patients feel very comfortable coming in to see her and discussing their various medical issues with her. I have seen first hand the positive outcomes she has made in individuals' lives. She is a hard, dedicated worker who takes the time to get to know her patients and, more importantly, follow up with them. Sharon has had many years of experience in the medical field."

- Moira Houlihan Staff, RN • June 2016

Client testimonials

"She was professional and ready to discuss the appointment details. "

- Zencare client • August 2019

"I have worked with Sharon for many years and she is absolutely fantastic. She is committed to helping her patients. I highly recommend her for any age, but especially for college students. She is very personable and makes me feel comfortable and relaxed to discuss any issue."

- Rhode Island College alum '15 • February 2016

"Sharon is a true professional who sincerely cares about her patients’ well being. I have gone to Sharon for years, and recommend her services every chance I get!"

- Brown University alum • June 2016

"Sharon is a caring, kind, direct, and to the point. You can rely on her to have your best interests in mind."

- Professional in education • June 2016

"Sharon was lovely and helpful; the process was very easy."

- Zencare client • June 2018

"Very happy! Sharon was super nice and got us right in."

- Zencare client • December 2019