Specialty: Psychiatric Mental Health
Ruth Anne Felton is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She received her doctorate degree at Brandman University in Irvine, California in May 2015. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credential Center — and brings more than twenty-five years of experience providing nursing care to adolescents and adults with acute and chronic psychiatric issues and chemical dependency.
Dr. Felton is affiliated with Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, inducted May 2013, Chapter at Brandman University. She is a member of the American Nurse Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and The Neuroscience Education Institute. She has also published Effectiveness of Group Psychoeducation to improve treatment Adherence in Patients with Dual Diagnosis.
What inspired you to become a nurse practitioner?
I grew up in psychiatric nursing and had a plethora of experiences seeing the devastation of psychiatric conditions. I know I can help patients have a better quality of life.
What is your philosophy on patient care?
The slogan, “you are more than just a number.” All my patients deserve dignity and respect at all times — no matter where they come from or what experiences they have been through.
What brought you to St. Hope?
I was impressed with the integrated health care approach combining primary health care with mental health, dentist, vision, and podiatry services. One-stop location for all your health care needs. When you combine the aforementioned services, the patients will have better results and optimal outcomes.