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Patti P. DeCorte, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Pulmonary
Board Certifications:
Pediatric Nurse Certification Board (PNCB)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Areas of Clinical Interest: Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity, Asthma

 Post Graduate: University of Virginia (2006)
Graduate: George Mason University (1995)
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1983)

Patient Reviews:
"Patti always takes her time to listen to our concerns, go over medication, and review our son’s maintenance medication. He is already feeling better! She spends quality time with him, knows him as a patient and as a person, and we always appreciate her."

"We love Patti! She's been a part of our lives for a very long time."

"Patti truly helps understand what we needed and was so good with her communication and quick with her responses She got to the root of what we needed and solved our problem."

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Where did you grow up?
Clinton (Sampson County), North Carolina
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I chose to be a nurse at a very early age. I was influenced by watching and assisting my grandmother care for my uncle who was a quadriplegic. I decided to pursue advanced practice because I felt it would allow me to apply my experience in a broader way to help my pediatric patients. I fell in love with pediatrics during my undergraduate nursing program.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I moved the Northern Virginia in 1987. I enjoy the diversity of the area and its proximity to museums/sites in DC.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading a good book, playing piano, and an occasional softball game with my church league team.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
Proudest personal accomplishment is raising 2 successful children

Proudest professional accomplishment: completing my graduate degree and post-graduate certificate program
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I would maybe be a baker. I enjoy baking cakes and pies.