Advanced Practice Wellness, LLC

Advanced Practice Wellness (APW) is a nurse practitioner based practice offering virtual and in-home breastfeeding support and maternal child health services.

Please note that although our appointment hours are Monday - Saturday: 8am - 8pm we're currently only offering the ability to schedule appointments online for Thursday through Saturday. Please call to schedule Monday through Wednesday.

Please complete the intake survey and consents before your appointment. The intake forms will be sent to you at the email address you provide at the time of booking.

**Please note that SquareUp may send, automatically or per your request, email or text message receipts that reveal personal health information such as the date and type of lactation or wellness visit. If you are not comfortable with this, payment may be made via cash or check instead prior to your appointment time.
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Our Services

Lactation Consult: Initial Home Visit
A lactation home visit with our nurse practitioner is customized based upon your breastfeeding goals and includes a comprehensive infant feeding assessment and exam, plan of care, written report to your child's healthcare provider (if desired), and a superbill to submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement. You will also receive 2 weeks of text and email support, following your initial visit. **Visits 15 miles outside of the 20879 zip code will incur a $40 travel fee, please select travel fee in addition during booking**
Lactation Consult: Follow-up Visit
A follow up visit with our nurse practitioner to check in on progress and to adjust plan of care as needed based on your current breastfeeding goals. Requires initial home visit prior to scheduling. **Visits 15 miles outside of the 20879 zip code will incur a $40 travel fee, please select travel fee in addition during booking**
Travel Fee - 15 miles outside of 20879
Please select for home lactation visits 15 miles or greater outside of the 20879 zip code. These visits will incur a $40 travel fee.
Lactation Consult: Phone or Video Visit
$25 per 15 minute appointment. Get help with a variety of common breastfeeding concerns including: Infant feeding cues, positioning guidance, latching strategies, low milk supply, education and assistance with breast pumps, sore nipples and breast pain, returning to work, when and how to introduce solids.
Lactation Consult: Phone or Video Visit
$25 per 15 minute appointment Get help from our nurse practitioner with a variety of common breastfeeding concerns including: Infant feeding cues, positioning guidance, latching strategies, low milk supply, education and assistance with breast pumps, sore nipples and breast pain, returning to work, when and how to introduce solids.
Breastfeeding & Babies Subscription
Have a breastfeeding or newborn question? Our nurse practitioner has an answer! Select this subscription if you would like additional unlimited email and text support beyond the 2 weeks included with your home lactation consult. Support is available during our normal business hours. This subscription can be purchased in weekly increments!
Healthcare Consulting Services
Corporate Lactation Program Consulting and Infant & Child Health Consulting services available
Educational Classes & Workshops
Offering a variety of lactation and maternal child health classes taught by our nurse practitioner.

Our Staff

Mercedes Thomas, APRN, CPNP, CLC
Mercedes is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Lactation Counselor with over 12 years of experience including neonatal nursing, working with breastfeeding families and advanced pediatric health care. Mercedes’ mission is: “To provide evidence-based lactation services, promote health & wellness and empower families.”
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