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Karen Kopan
Karen Kopan
DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Intensive Karen, LLC

Karen Kopan

DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Intensive Karen, LLC
Advocate Location
Evanston, IL 60202
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Decision Support
Advocate Location
Evanston, IL 60202
Advocate Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Decision Support
How I Can Help
For people who are dealing with a medical issue, I help you understand the diagnosis, treatment options and complex choices to ultimately make decisions based on your values. Using my years of critical care nursing and medical knowledge and experience, I listen to your concerns and ask the right questions so we can advocate for yourself or a loved one.
 
 
 
 Additionally, I'll help you understand possible choices about procedures, machines and life support. It can be very overwhelming. By writing out your wishes and asking someone to speak for you when you can't, your family won't have to guess what you want or feel guilty about making "wrong" decisions. You don't have to worry about putting your family through this stress and anxiety. 

Important Information About Me
  • I am insured.
  • My geographical area of practice is Evanston.

Formal Education
Rush University College of Nursing, DNP Nursing, 2013
 
 University of Pennsylvania, MSN Nursing, 1996
 
 Illinois Wesleyan University, BSN Nursing, 1986

Why I Became a Professional Health Care Advocate
When my Dad suffered a cardiac arrest at home and was in a coma after life-saving efforts, my Mom and our family knew exactly what he would have wanted. There was no hesitancy in making decisions because we had talked about it so often. We were advocating for what he would have said if he could speak for himself. For many, unfortunately, these discussions are often delayed or only briefly touched upon and then critical decisions have to be made in the hospital setting in the middle of a family crisis, when timing is less than optimal. I see this over and over again in the ICU setting. And I resolve to change this. 

Professional Organizations and Affiliations
Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse
 
 Licensed Registered Nurse
 
 Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
 
 Board Certified Critical Care Nurse
 
 Member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
 
 Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
 
 member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Additional Skills & Attributes
If you provide care for others and wish you had the ear of a medical professional or an educational in-service for your team or community, I provide a range of healthcare services for individuals, couples, families, coworkers or your clients that are tailored to your situation and objectives.
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