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Frank Garber, Jr., APRN, FNP-C

Here at SouthStar, we take pride in our tradition of excellence. As a comprehensive care provider, we are committed to our patients and believe in working together to deliver compassionate care. One of the ways we achieve this is by sharing knowledge through our blog posts so our patients are empowered to take control of their health and well-being.  

Meet Frank James Garber, Jr., APRN, FNP-C

Frank James Garber, Jr., is a health care professional passionate about providing the best care possible. He is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). 

With his extensive educational background and experience in the health care field, he is a credible source who reviews our blog posts before they are published. 

Educational Background 

Frank James Garber, Jr. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Presently known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1989. He then honed in on nursing, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana Presently known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1993 and then his Masters of Science in Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner from McNeese State University in 2007.

Then, in 2007, he pursued and completed his Post Masters Certificate: Nurse Practitioner Advancement Adult to Family Nurse Practitioner from Northern Kentucky University.  

Experience in Health Care 

In 1989, Frank James Garber, Jr. entered the health care field, starting as a Supervisor of Pool and Gym Treatment areas at Physical Therapy West. A few years later, he pursued a career as a Flight Nurse on a fixed wing aircraft for Acadian Ambulance and Air Med Services, Inc. 

In 1993, he started a 14-year tenure at Lafayette General Medical Center, where he held varying positions ranging from Nursing Supervision/ On-site Administrator on weekends for the entire facility to Hyperbaric Nursing and Wound Care.

Following that tenure, he served as a Clinical Instructor for BSN program, teaching Adult Health II/ Critical Care at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Then, from 2007-2012, he worked as an Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner for several hospitals and medical centers throughout Louisiana. 

From 2012 to the present, he works as a Medical Operations Officer and Health Care Provider at Community Care Partners, LLC/ SouthStar Urgent Care, with duties including providing education to staff and health care providers and serving 24/7/365 as a medical resource.

Professional Memberships 

Frank James Garber, Jr. also holds several professional memberships, including: 

  • Urgent Care Association of America¬†
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners¬†
  • Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners¬†
  • Emergency Nurses Association¬†


Throughout his career, Frank James Garber, Jr. gained certifications in everything from Louisiana Organ Procurement Certified Requester (LOPA) to successfully completing Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC).

Currently, he holds certifications in:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)¬†
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)¬†
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) (CPR)¬†

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At SouthStar, we are dedicated to your well-being. We strive for continual improvement in clinical outcomes and patient care, whether it’s through in-person, telemedicine or our blog. With our blog posts, you‚Äôll have access to a resource that supports your health.¬†

Check out our blog to read a range of engaging and informative articles reviewed by Frank James Garber, Jr. 

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