Erin Shuster, PNP

Erin Shuster
PNP

A Bay Area-native, Erin completed her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner training at UCSF and joined Kiwi Pediatric's provider team in April of 2016. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Erin earned a Master's degree in Education and taught elementary school. Her passion for working with and educating children made specializing in primary care pediatrics an obvious choice. She continues to have an interest in educating children and families, especially around issues relating to mental health.


When she's not working, Erin is busy with her husband, raising their two young girls, and trying to find time to swim on the El Cerrito Community Pool's Masters swim team.


What is a PNP?

A PNP or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is a nurse who has completed advanced training in the field of pediatric health care.  A PNP holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has an education that focuses on the health care of infants, children and adolescents.  Much like a pediatrician, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners work with patients from infancy to young adulthood, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, and prescribing medication. PNPs focus on the “whole child”, including well child care and guidance for physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of development. PNPs are able to treat acute illnesses as well as chronic illnesses.  The pediatricians and PNPs work in collaboration to ensure quality care and access.
 


Healthcare Student Training Program

The doctors and nurse practitioners at Kiwi Pediatrics support the various medical and nursing schools in the community. We frequently host these students at our offices to help them further their educational goals. From time to time, the provider will have the students assist them by seeing our patients in the exam room and presenting their findings to the doctor/nurse practitioner. This is always followed with a one on one consultation with the provider and the patient. The medical staff will ask the family if they are comfortable with the student seeing their child and, as always, encourage those that are not to please let us know.


Office Hours

Alcatraz Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

See San Pablo Office

Sunday:

Closed

San Pablo Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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