Russell Howard is a highly-skilled Family Nurse Practitioner with previous clinical experience in geriatrics as well as the emergency department. He utilizes differential diagnosis and evidence-based guidelines to assess and treat both acute and chronic conditions. Russell joined HealthFirst Laconia in August 2016, after doing clinical rotations in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Occupational Health and Family Medicine. He earned his Master’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of New Hampshire in 2013, his Associate’s Degree in Nursing Science from Claremont Community College in 2010, and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Textile Design from Prescott College, AZ in 1995. Russell is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Association. Before arriving at HealthFirst, Russell worked as a Registered Nurse and then Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Genesis Physician Services and Healthcare in Keene and Peterborough, NH.