Whether she’s doing them at home or solving them at work, Ann Kint loves puzzles.
It’s actually her favorite thing about practicing medicine – listening to her patients, getting the whole story and then trying to come up with solutions to lead them toward a healthier life.
After high school, she didn’t really have a calling to practice medicine. She got married, had kids.
Her first husband was disabled and Kint spent time caring for him as well. She remembers clearly the day his doctor said to her “You’re doing this already, you might as well get paid for it.” So off she went to school.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN from Penn State University – Mont Alto Campus. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner concentration from Widener University.
She’s worked in hospitals and nursing homes, and was even an extern at Family First Health’s Gettysburg Center. Now, she’s serving you in Hanover.
She’s from Hanover, though we all know even 10 years living there doesn’t make one a native. Born in Maryland, Kint was raised in Fairfield and knows the area.
In her free time, Kint likes to read, watch television and do crafts – painting, jewelry, cross stitching. But with work, three kids – ages 27, 24 and 19 -, two granddaughters – 5 and 1 1/2 – and two standard Yorkies, she doesn’t have a whole lot of free time.
What brings Kint to Family First Health?
“I couldn’t do enough for my (former) patients, the ones who couldn’t afford copays,” she said. “I felt hampered, like I couldn’t do it.”
There are limitations elsewhere, she said, and working at Family First Health gives her the chance to reach more people in need.
“People treat you differently,” she said. “I’ve been through so much that I understand.”