"Dr. LaTanyua Blackwell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, NRCME is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, and the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Yorkshire Wellness Group, Corp. Her practice focus is family medicine & primary care; with a sub-specialty in functional medicine – an integrated assessment examining the role of nutrition, stress, environment, psychological and emotional health in the evaluation of overall physiological well-being, and wellness. Dr. Blackwell is also a federally certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation, and is a DATA 2000 waivered prescribing provider for Suboxone in the treatment of various addiction disorders. She treats patients in Maryland and New Mexico, in-person and via tele-medicine. Dr. Blackwell received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University. Prior to becoming a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Blackwell was a cardiothoracic intensive care unit registered nurse. She contracted with top teaching facilities on the East Coast; including Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York University - Langone Medical Center, in Manhattan, New York; and University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Traveling as a CVICU RN afforded Dr. Blackwell an opportunity to observe several organizations and healthcare markets; and learn how different regions approach medical decision making and clinical care of various patient populations, and how healthcare organizational culture and sensitivity varies regionally, impacting health outcomes for patients. Dr. Blackwell received her Master of Science in Nursing from Monmouth University, and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University. In 2010, Dr. Blackwell was honored as an awardee of the “100 Extraordinary Nurses” designation by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gamma Beta Chapter in Washington, D.C.; and was listed in the official publication of the Washington, D.C. Board of Nursing, “D.C. NURSE.” During her time in New York, Dr. Blackwell was a special invited audience member on the Dr. Oz show for his “Show Me Your Stethoscope” campaign, promoting the importance of nurses in healthcare. These experiences inspired her to pursue the highest level of nursing education that would best prepare her for healthcare leadership and independent practice as a clinician, and organizational leadership as a Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance expert, promoting evidence-based best healthcare practices. Dr. Blackwell is a proud member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; the American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Lambda Delta chapter; and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Chapter."