Cassandralee A. Herber, RN, FNP-C
My name is Cassandralee (Cassie) Herber, and I am a Family Nurse Practitioner. I have been with the Credo Family Medicine Team since February 2019. I feel so incredibly blessed to have joined this practice that focuses so much on faith and family. I would like to introduce myself and give you some more information about my background and how I became part of Credo Family Medicine.
I am the oldest of four children; I have three younger brothers who I liked to boss around from time to time while growing up. Originally from MA, my family moved to Hermitage, PA when I was around seven years old to be closer to my father’s family. My parents made great sacrifices to send us to Catholic school, and for this I am forever grateful. Although we all live in various states, we are still very close. I truly cherish my family.
My dad was the person who first encouraged me to pursue a career in nursing. I attended nursing school at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, which is a small Catholic women’s college. I quickly fell in love with the nursing profession and its focus on holistic and compassionate patient care. I had the privilege of traveling to Uganda, Africa in my senior year with two other nursing students where I worked in a rural health clinic with the Sisters of the Holy Cross. This experience took my passion for nursing to a whole new level and taught me a lot about preventative healthcare. It also inspired me to witness how thankful the Ugandan people were for what they had, despite having so little.
Through friends at Saint Mary’s, I met my husband Andy who grew up in Roanoke, IN. He is a civil engineer and one of my biggest supporters in furthering my education. After graduation, Andy and I got married, moved to SW Fort Wayne, and joined St. Jude’s Parish. I began working at Lutheran Hospital as an RN on the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit after passing nursing boards. I helped care for patients after open heart surgery, heart transplants, and kidney transplants. Working in critical care was a challenging but very rewarding experience. In 2015 I started to pursue my Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. During my clinical rotations I developed an admiration for primary care, specifically family practice. After graduating in 2017, I started working for Parkview FirstCare walk-in clinics to gain experience in acute care with the ultimate goal of working in family medicine.
Through what had to have been God’s calling, I was invited to join the Credo Team after giving birth to our first son, Isaac. I am excited to fulfill my dream of working with patients across the lifespan while at the same time keeping my faith at the center of my care. I feel so honored to work for a practice with such a beautiful mission centered around faith, health, and family. As a new parent myself, I understand the value and importance of family and patient-centered care. As a nurse and provider, I strive to care for my patients as if they are my own family. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to take care of you and your loved ones at Credo Family Medicine, and I look forward to meeting you soon!
Cassie Herber, RN, FNP-C