April Cruickshank, PA-C, RDN, is a physician assistant who is also trained in clinical nutrition. She completed a Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness at Benedictine University and a Master of Medical Science at Yale University.
She practiced as a registered dietitian for ten years, helping patients with diabetes, oncology, and bariatrics. She decided to become a physician assistant after observing how great a source of comfort providers were to cancer patients and their families. Her favorite part of practicing medicine has been connecting with her patients. Their stories, humor, and hardships help her discern their unique positions in their care journey and help them reach their next step.
April lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, two children, and their two dogs and chickens.