Indian River Health Center

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Indian River Health Center has a wide variety of staff working at its Vero Beach, FL chiropractic center. One particular staff addition includes a Nurse Practitioner or NP. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has higher education and training in a particular area or field. Nurse practitioners have a master’s degree, also known as a MSN, as well as board certification in their specialty.

A nurse practitioner vastly improves the capabilities that can be done at Indian River Health Center. For instance, a nurse practitioner has the skill set required to perform in-office injections for hormone balancing and other functional medicine therapies. A nurse practitioner can also diagnose and treat medical conditions in addition to ordering, performing and interpreting medical tests. An NP also has full prescribing privileges.

John A. Rhoades, FNP-C

John A. Rhoades,  FNP-C joins Indian River Health Center in providing exceptional care to patients. Licensed and certified, John has experience in hospital and acute & primary care clinic settings.  He also has experience in emergency medicine as a registered nurse and also as an orthopaedics implant representative.


Family Nurse Practitioner Certification – May 13, 2017|
DOT Certified – Current
DEA # – Current
Basic Life Support (Provider) – Current


Masters of Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner  01/13 – 05/17
Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Pierce, Florida

Bachelors Degree in Nursing  01/05 – 05/08
Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

Bachelors of Business Administration/Marketing  09/85 – 05/89
Salisbury State University (Perdue School of Business), Salisbury, Maryland


• American Academy of Family Practice
• Journal for Nurse Practitioners an American Association of Nurse practitioners


04/18 – Current (full and part-time)
Palm Bay Urgent Clinic – Palm Bay, FL.
Treat 20-60 patients per day; perform diagnosis and treatments including but not limited to: bone fractures, suturing, stapling, abscess I & D’s, eye injuries, burns, primary care and general illnesses, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, vascular and neurological diseases as well as prescribe medications for all illnesses. Provide certifications/physicals for DOT.

07/19 – 10/19
Envision Physician Services
EMAPP (Emergency Medicine Advance Practice Program) Resident
Brandon Regional Hospital – Brandon, Florida
Stand Alone ER 24/7 at Plant City / Brandon Regional Hospital
Stand Alone ER 24/7 at Temple Terrace / Brandon Regional Hospital

08/17 – 12/18
Ian Boykin, MDInternal Medicine – Fort Pierce, FL.
Treat 18-20 patients per day; perform diagnosis, management, plans of care, and prescribe medication for a variety of afflictions, including but not limited to: general illnesses, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, vascular and neurological diseases, osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, and other disease states.
Daily Rounding – Lawnwood Regional Medical Center


 10/09 – 10/15
Registered Nurse – Emergency Department – Indian River Medical Center – Vero Beach, FL.
Registered Nurse – Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Prep & Recovery
Registered Nurse – Cardiac Step-down & Intensive Care Unit
Indian River Medical Center – Vero Beach, FL.

05/10 – 06/11
Registered Nurse – Float Pool (per diem)
Healthfirst Medical System – Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL.

01/09 – 10/09
Registered Nurse – Progressive Care Unit
Holy Cross Hospital – Fort Lauderdale, FL.

12/08 – 01/09
Registered Nurse – Orthopaedic Unit
JFK Medical Center – Atlantis, FL.

05/02 – 12/08|
Stay at home Father

05/00 – 05/02
Sales Manger
Medical Manager Research & Development, Inc.

04/1993 – 05/2000
Orthopaedic Sales Representative
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
Zimmer, Inc

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