Susan Catchings, FNP-C
Practitioner Catchings has been a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner for 22 years. She attended Columbia University for her undergraduate degree in nursing and lived in NYC for 8 years working in a hospital as a pediatric nurse. In 1985, she decided to move to North Carolina with her husband to raise their family. She stayed home to raise her children and worked part time in a pediatric office setting and at UNC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology taking care of children with all forms of cancer and pulmonary disease. It was during this time that she realized that primary care was her passion, so she applied to the UNC-CH Nurse Practitioner program.
Practitioner Catchings graduated with honors from this program in 1993 and started her very busy career. She worked in an HMO setting focusing more on Pediatrics, but over the last 10 years, she has co-owned a family practice and has learned to love taking care of patients of all ages. Practitioner Catchings is passionate about educating her patients to live the healthiest lives they can. She has a national certification in asthma education and is a national speaker for Sanofi Pasteur vaccines as she believes prevention is the best medicine. She has had a Pediatric Consultant role for WRAL-TV since 2004, where she appears monthly on the noon news and speaks about current pediatric topics.
Practitioner Catchings serves as adjunct faculty for UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, as well as Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
Practitioner Catchings has been married for 35 years and has three adult children and four grandchildren. She was born in Washington State, where most of her extended family lives. She loves to sing, read, travel, and play tennis in her spare time. Practitioner Catchings and her husband Bill support an orphanage in Bolivia where they have traveled to work several times over the last 20 years.