Lisa A. Finnegan, APN

Lisa Finnegan, APN
Specialties
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Gender
Female
Languages
English
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.

Location(s)

VMG - Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

579 Franklin Turnpike
Second Floor
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-3866
Fax: 201-652-1332

Education

Education

BSN, University Of Delaware, 1993 - 1997

MA, New York University, 1999 - 2003

Board Certifications

American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners - Certified, 2003

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Certified, 2013

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

I focus on treating the whole person in regards to pulmonary and sleep issues. Some examples of these conditions include but are not limited to obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, and chronic bronchitis.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

In our office, we utilize spirometry, Simple Stress Tests, NIOX and pulse oximeters to evaluate our pulmonary patients. In addition, we have Influenza and Pneumonia vaccines. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy for our insomnia patients.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

As an Advanced Practice Nurse, I have presented at national conferences for pain management, and recently I have presented at the Cardiovascular Conference on Sleep Apnea. In addition, I mentor and precept nurse practitioners while teaching nursing students. In effect, by teaching and presenting at conferences, I am able to treat my patients with the highest standards of care.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I feel that treating the whole person and family is extremely important. It is important to engage the patient in open communication regarding their health. My goal is to help the patient make informed decisions about their care with open communication. Ultimately, I try to promote awareness and growth of the patient.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

Growing up in a family of nurses, I always knew that I wanted to be a nurse and care for people. Working as an ICU nurse, I realized there were times that I could do more for my patients. This was when I decided to become an Advanced Practice Nurse so that I could provide and manage the care of my patients. Thus, it is my honor to interact with patients while assessing, diagnosing and treating the whole person.

Insurance

Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments

4.9

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

03/27/2022
Lisa is one of the best care providers I have ever worked with. It's clear that she genuinely cares about my health as an individual. I'm always confident that she's not just "checking the boxes" but is putting her experience and knowledge to work to find the best solution to help me get better.
03/03/2022
My experience with the office staff and Lisa have been positive. I feel confident that I am being given good care.
02/26/2022
Lisa is always caring and listens and answers all your questions. She is an asset to this office.
02/11/2022
Dr. Finnegan stays extremely competent and empathetic. Really like and trust her.
02/08/2022
I would have used "excellent" but the choice was not given.