Danielle Pagano, APRN, FNTP

Writer & Contributor

Danielle Pagano is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner currently practicing Internal Medicine in rural Illinois. She has extensive experience in primary and long term care over the last decade, including preventive medicine and complex chronic disease management. Danielle has cared for patients in the settings of primary care, inpatient hospitalization, long term care and rehabilitation facilities, as well as in their homes through home health and hospice care. While she has cared for patients across life’s spectrum, she particularly enjoys working with the geriatric community. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their health goals, while also managing chronic disease. Danielle has an interest in teaching and has helped mentor and train other nurse practitioners in primary care. Danielle has written extensively about medical alert systems, hearing aids, nutrition, and chronic disease and finds it of the utmost importance to provide education to her patients to help them make informed decisions about their care.

More and more, I am.
Nicole Sachs, LCSW

Outside of the office, Danielle has participated in several medical mission trips, serving communities in Brazil, Kenya, and Ethiopia. She also has an interest in nutrition, holding a certification as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. As a working mother of three young children, Danielle appreciates spending her time outside connecting with nature while hiking or running, or relaxing with her husband.


  • Primary Care
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hearing Aids


  • Master of Science in Nursing - Illinois State University