Mary J. Barton, APN, CNS, CNP

Geriatrics, Internal Medicine

Practices In: Lombard
Patients Seen: Adults

I believe that patients should be pro­vid­ed with com­pre­hen­sive, skilled care encom­pass­ing mind, body, and spir­it. I believe it is an amaz­ing priv­i­lege to be entrust­ed with a patien­t’s health­care needs and it is impor­tant to devel­op an hon­est rela­tion­ship with the patient as to what real­is­tic expec­ta­tions are.

I try to tru­ly lis­ten to patients and empow­er them to be involved in their care by tap­ping into their resources, capa­bil­i­ties and moti­va­tion. We need to make good use of our time, so I expect patients to be pre­pared for their vis­it with data and questions/​concerns. I believe I need to edu­cate patients to take care of them­selves between our vis­its. I believe pre­ven­tion is the key to a healthy and active life. Even if one does have chron­ic con­di­tions, I believe that if well man­aged, one can still live a ful­fill­ing life. You only have one and it is my job to help you make it a great one! 

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Board Certifications
ANCC Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Practitioner
English, Polish
Awards & Accolades
Distinguished Service Award ISAPN 2010
ISAPN Member of the Year 2000
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2015 State Award for Excellence 2000
Clinical Interests

Inter­nal med­i­cine, Pre­ven­tive health­care, Geri­atrics, dia­betes, chron­ic dis­ease man­age­ment espe­cial­ly edu­cat­ing patients about how to man­age the chal­lenges of chron­ic issues.

Personal Interests

Fam­i­ly and friends are the spice of life!. I feel it is impor­tant to take care of myself to avoid ill­ness- cycling, work­ing out, cook­ing healthy meals.

American College of Physicians American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
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Elmhurst College Graduation Date: 1980 Degree: BS
Loyola University School of Nursing Graduation Date: 1986 Degree: RN
North Park University Graduation Date: 2002 Degree: ANP
Provider’s Publications
The Path Toward Full Practice Authority: One State’s Strategy
December 2020


Diabetes, Geriatrics