Highly skilled family nurse practitioner Theresa Fryer (known as Jill), FNP-BC, provides exceptional primary care services to people in and around Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the Umbrella HealthCare team.
Jill is especially devoted to geriatric and palliative (end-of-life) care and has a passion for helping patients and their families through complex medical journeys.
Jill grew up in Spring, Texas, near Houston. She majored in biology at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas, and after graduating, started work as a project coordinator at a treatment therapy center for children with autism.
She realized her true passion was providing direct care to patients, so she went back to school to study for a nursing degree.
Jill received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas, and began her nursing career at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
After five years of experience in cardiology and oncology, Jill went back to her nursing education. She earned her master’s degree specializing in family practice from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
Throughout her nursing career, Jill has gained invaluable experience across a variety of settings, including hospital inpatient care, outpatient care, and home care. She has spent more than 13 years expanding her knowledge and now brings that expertise to her role as a primary care provider.
When she’s not at Umbrella HealthCare, Jill enjoys spending time with her husband, their two children, and the family’s two dogs. They often head outdoors in the beautiful Arizona sunshine, enjoying hiking, camping, and swimming.