Louisa Leano Dowling
Louisa Leano Dowling, ARNP-C, joined the staff of Digestive Disease Clinic in August 2003. As she comes from a family of medical professionals, her passion for nursing began at an early age. Her clinical background includes specialties in Neurology, Wound Care and Nutrition Support that fundamentally provided her with an interest in gastroenterology. Today, she has developed and nurtured a caring relationship with her patients through which she finds fulfillment in knowing that she has made a positive difference in their lives.
Dowling relocated to Tallahassee from New York in 1980. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University. She completed post-graduate education and holds certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center . She is married and has one child. Her interests include her family, dance, reading and martial arts.
Todd Chenicek, ARNP-C, joined the staff of the Digestive Disease Clinic in 2005. Born in Chicago, Mr. Chenicek grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 1989 he moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University, receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences and Nursing. From 1996 to 2005, he worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. In 2004, continuing his studies, Mr. Chenicek received a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Florida State University; shortly thereafter he was certified as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP-C) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Being a Nurse Practitioner extends Mr. Chenicek’s ability to use his medical knowledge and skills to help others. His clinical background includes gastroenterology, neurology, neurosurgery and trauma. “My nine years of experience in the intensive care unit gave me the opportunity to refine the skills I need to help my patients at the Digestive Disease Clinic”.
Mr. Chenicek is married with two children. When he is not working, he particularly enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, woodworking, photography and the outdoors.
Shirleen Greene, ARNP-C, joined the staff of Digestive Disease Clinic in 2008. Born and raised in Waldo, Florida, Greene relocated to Tallahassee in 1995. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She completed post graduate education and holds a certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Greene’s clinical background includes Orthopedic, Neurology and Gastroenterology. Greene worked for Tallahassee Endoscopy Center for five years before joining Digestive Disease Clinic.
“Being a Nurse Practitioner is a rewarding experience for me. The profession allows me to provide a holistic approach to patient care. I view every individual problem differently and determining the best approach to treating their problems is my main goal. I want them to be satisfied with their health care treatment and feel like they are receiving the best possible treatment they can receive. I receive fulfillment in knowing that I have changed someone’s life in a positive way.”
When she is not working, she particularly enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, reading and shopping.
Jamie Jeffords, ARNP-C, joined the staff of Digestive Disease Clinic in 2012. Originally from South Florida, Jeffords moved to Tallahassee in 2004 to attend Florida State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in nursing in 2008. She worked as a critical care nurse in Thomasville, Georgia before earning her Masters in Nursing from The University of Cincinnati via distance learning. She holds certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Jamie believes in treating patients with compassion and respect and empowering them to make healthy decisions about their lifestyle and treatment options. She tries to focus on preventive and maintenance healthcare in order to achieve optimal health outcomes. With an ever-increasing demand for specialty healthcare, she strives to promote the role of the Nurse Practitioner as a major player in shaping America's future healthcare landscape.
Jamie is happily married and enjoys spending time with her two Labrador retrievers, traveling, reading and supporting Florida State University athletics.