Amy Bauer is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, who lives and practices in Washington, DC with her husband, Jason, and their two beautiful children, June and Greta, as well as their pug, Lucy. Originally from outside of Philadelphia, Amy first came to the DC Metropolitan area to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2000, Amy worked as Outreach Director for a small, local organization providing HIV/STI prevention services to at-risk communities. This laid the foundation for her commitment to the harm reduction principles that continue to shape her work in health care. Later, as Education Program Coordinator for Lamaze International, Amy provided program support to childbirth educators, midwives, obstetricians, nurses, and doulas to promote normal birth practices worldwide. This growing passion for women’s health issues would lead her to a career in nursing.
In 2008, Amy graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and worked as a labor and delivery nurse for over nine years on a high-risk obstetric unit in Washington, DC. After completing a Masters in Nursing program from Frontier Nursing University in 2017, Amy worked as an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner at a busy outpatient clinic in the District for nearly three years before coming to Bloom OBGYN. Here, she remains committed to helping people find agency in their own health care through education, advocacy, and client-centered care.
Amy shares a love for piano and cello with her older daughter, June, who plays both beautifully. Amy loves a good laugh and describes herself as relentlessly optimistic. She enjoys connecting with others, as extroverted people tend to do, and is delighted to see that her younger daughter, Greta, loves the company of others almost as much as she does. When she is not at work, Amy finds time to explore the outdoors with her husband, Jason, and the kids. She delights in coffee, local beer, and will hardly ever say no to pizza.