Cavalier County Memorial Hospital has been a starting point for many nurses to begin their medical careers. For some, that career can lead to more education in order to provide more comprehensive healthcare as a medical provider. One such young professional is Megan Overby, FNP.
By Melissa Anderson
Overby first started at CCMH in 2012 as a nurse after earning her undergrad. It wasn’t long before Overby realized she could do more for the rural communities of Cavalier County. After only a few years Overby reduced her hours at CCMH in order to begin her journey towards becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.
“I graduated with my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus in April of 2018 from the University of Mary. I began practicing shortly after that in the summer of 2018,” Overby said.
Overby began this new chapter of her career working for Altru Health Systems at a regional clinic in Devils Lake. When the opportunity to come back to CCMH and practice as a FNP presented itself, the Langon native returned to where her career in medicine started.
“As a past, present, and future resident of the Langdon area, I am eager and feel privileged to have an opportunity to care for and serve the people of our community,” Overby said.
“My husband, Justin Overby, and I are graduates of Langdon Area High School and are passionate about the people of the Langdon region. I feel very blessed to join the healthcare team at CCMH & Clinics once again.”
Now that Overby is back in Langdon, she is looking forward to the ability to share her skills and make an impact on the residents of Cavalier County.
“I hope to be an asset to the community and become involved where my knowledge-base and skills could benefit individuals across the lifespan. This is my home, and this is where my heart is,” Overby said.
Her philosophy of providing care to patients encompasses the importance of ensuring a comfortable relationship while inspiring them to make their health a priority. For Overby, every patient she cares for is treated as an individual with special consideration as if they were her own family member.
“It is a pleasure to be back practicing in the community,” Overby shared.