We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read previous weeks’ installments.)
Brian Wayson, ARNP
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine
Services: RSCCU, Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis Hospitalist, and Adult CF Program Coordinator
Years with Internal Medicine: 20
Longest Place I Ever Lived: North Liberty
My “WHY”: I have been working with pulmonary patients my entire career at University of Iowa Health Care. I enjoy working with that patient population, along with a multi-disciplinary team, to help people maximize their health status.
What Relaxes Me: I have many hobbies I like to work on in my free time such as photography, camping, hiking, and amateur radio.
A long time ago I was a Boy Scout and never met anyone who fulfilled all 12 attributes of the Boy Scout Law until I worked with Brian. He is a seasoned, extraordinarily resourceful front line clinician (and former Scout leader), who has taught me and the RSCCU team countless things, but also how to effortlessly be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, dutiful, cheerful, thrifty, courageous, hygienic, and reverent.
–Doug Hornick, MD
Read what patients say about him:
- Brian Wayson is a wealth of knowledge and very helpful.
- What was the best thing about my visit? [Brian] Wayson
- Brian Wayson and the whole cystic fibrosis clinic is the best.
- Brian Wayson is crazy good at responding to [MyChart] messages.
Great preceptor and one of the most hard working APPs at UIHC.