No longer accepting Aetna Insurance
Out of office 12/24/20 and 12/25/20
Out of office 12/30/20 through 1/4/21
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.
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
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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.
Private Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2016 - Present
Governor’s Diagnostic Center, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2011 - Present
University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing, Clinical Instructor, 2012 - Present
Providence Community Health Centers, Primary Care Provider in Family Practice, 2002 - 2019
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
"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