Amy Wren and Dr. Eric Homberg
Amy Wren, an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, enjoys caring for people and taking an active role to impact their health and wellness.
She recently joined West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., to work with Eric J. Homberg, M.D., and treat patients with chronic pain. Her duties include evaluating new and established patients and determining a course of action.
“Our goal is to improve their pain and quality of life and get them back to being active,” she said.
Dr. Homberg specializes in interventional pain management and uses a multimodal and balanced approach to recovery with prescription of therapies, medications and minimally invasive procedures. Wren said they often see patients with lower back and spine pain, and treatment includes procedures such as nerve blocks or epidural steroid injections.
“We use these tools along with typical pain management,” she said.
Wren’s clinical specialties include acute care, interventional pain management, total wellness and health management. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University.
Her credentials include Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Certified Clinical Lipid Specialist, Certified Advanced Life Support, and Certified Provider of Bale/Doneen method of Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention. She is a member of the National Lipid Association, American College of Cardiology and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
“She’s been excellent,” Dr. Homberg said. “We’re excited to have her. She has quickly adapted to the chronic pain patient and has been a great addition to our office.”
Wren has been a nurse practitioner for eight years. At her previous clinic, where she specialized in cardiology, she developed a cardiovascular screening and wellness program for women.
Working at West Tennessee Bone & Joint has been a great experience, she said. Staff members enjoy their jobs and genuinely care for patients’ well being.
“It’s a wonderful working environment,” she said. “That’s not something you find everywhere. Every day, hands down, my experience has exceeded my expectations.”
Treating patients with chronic pain has been rewarding, she said. Interventional pain management improves quality of life and allows people to return to a more active lifestyle.
“Being able to help somebody feel better and function better, it’s been great.”