Anna Giemza-Palmer, NP, PMHNP

Anna Giemza-Palmer, NP and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, provides mental health for all ages and pain management care for adult patients at the Driggs Health Clinic.

Originally from Poland, Anna moved to the United States as a young teen. She studied at the University of North Dakota, receiving an associate degree in Surgical Technology, two bachelor’s degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing. She also has a gerontology certification which is the scientific study of aging, and the particular problems of the elderly. She also completed a post masters in psychiatry at Walden University to receive her Psychiatry Certification, which provides her with a specialization in psychotropic management and psychotherapy.

Her focus on mental health is centered on a holistic approach toward overall well-being. This approach may include reviewing her patients’ lifestyles to find opportunities for better self-care, managing medications, and working closely with psychiatrists and other providers that may be involved in her patients’ care. She values the strong, trusting relationships she has with her patients, making time to build comprehensive evaluations of every client by listening to and understanding each of their particular needs. In addition to psychiatry, Anna manages chronic pain and substance use disorder patients (SUD), as well as treating opioid use disorder with Suboxone.

Anna lives a very active lifestyle, taking advantage of the beautiful Teton Valley area and has a deep affection for animals.