Carolyn Smeltzer, F.N.P., P.N.P. is a board certified Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner with a varied background in pediatrics. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University in 1990, receiving the award for highest academic achievement. As a Registered Nurse she worked in Neonatal and Pediatric ICU’s. After completing her Master’s degree in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in 2002, she went on to work in the areas of pediatric anesthesia, pain management, and child abuse. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she lived for 15 years in the Nashville area before moving to the East Valley in 2007. She practiced general pediatrics for 8 years before joining Desert Shores in May, 2015. She enjoys reading, fitness and spending time with her husband, 2 children and 3 dogs.