Carrie Yamamoto’s innate love to care for others started when he grew up on a dairy farm milking cows and being the caretaker for many farm animals in rural Michigan.
She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University. Her nursing career took her to the prestigious University of Michigan Hospital in the pulmonary unit and critical care medical unit. From there she moved to Buffalo, NY with her now husband, Dr. Kyle Yamamoto, whom also practices in Reno, continuing her nursing career in surgical intensive care unit, neuro intensive care unit, chest pain unit, critical care float pool.
Wanting to make an even more impactful difference in her patients’ lives, she obtained her Nurse Practitioner degree, a Master’s of Science of Nursing from the esteemed University of Rochester School of Nursing in New York. She started her Nurse Practitioner career in 2015 when she moved to Reno and has specialized solely on pulmonary and sleep patients.
She is a highly skilled and passionate, board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specifically trained in sleep and pulmonary medicine by expert mentors at Renown Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and Northern Nevada Pulmonary Medical Group. She is accredited to treat insomnia with Brief Behavioral Therapy (BBT-I), and has taken extensive courses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-I); the first line treatment for insomnia, which is considered more superior than medication.
She is also specializes in, but not limited to obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and periodic limb movement disorder. In pulmonary medicine, she is equipped to care for complicated cases related to, but not limited to asthma, COPD, ILD, pulmonary nodules, and lung cancer.
Being an active listener, empathetic, and eager to find the root cause of concerns are just a few traits why her patient’s love seeing Carrie for all their sleep and pulmonary needs. Combating her own sleep complexities, she is able to relate to others, and knows how difficult it can feel not obtaining proper quality and quantity of sleep. She enjoys celebrating each patients’ successes, as she understands they are each unique individuals with their own personal story.
She can be found online discussing the importance of diagnosing and treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Health Benefits Associates, and has been featured on Channel 2 NEWS also discussing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). In addition, she loves to teach others and has precepted many nurses and nurse practitioner students to become confident, critical thinkers.
She is accredited through American Nurses Credentialing Center, and is an active member of: Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, California Sleep Society, American Association of Critical Nursing. She and her husband Kyle have two boys. They enjoy playing games, reading books, traveling, being with friends and family.