Heather Alico Lauria, DNP, FNP-BC is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Avance Primary Care in Cary, North Carolina.

Heather studied Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and earned a second bachelor’s degree in Nursing, also at Rochester. She obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Heather has nearly 10 years of nursing experience which includes working as a registered nurse at UNC hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery and joining the Avance Care team in 2019.

Heather is passionate about preventive healthcare, especially women’s health and mental health care. She enjoys forming relationships with whole families by providing preventive care to adults and children.  She values a family-centered, well-rounded approach to primary care that includes lifestyle measures, medical management, nutrition, and other therapies.  She is ever-growing in her study of women’s health across the lifespan to include teens, young adults, women experiencing perimenopause, geriatrics and more. She is a strong advocate for wellness for moms and other caretakers.

Heather moved to North Carolina from Buffalo, NY in 2014 with her husband (Go Bills!). Heather is a Co-Founder of a local non-profit and enjoys being active with her husband and children, sharing coffee with family and friends, playing soccer, and traveling.

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