Ellen Spinner, MS, CNP

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Ellen Spinner is a certified nurse practitioner specializing in Women’s Health.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Ohio State University college of Nursing.  Ellen is a nationally certified nurse practitioner and, additionally, she is licensed by the Ohio state Medical Board as a Massage Therapist.  Prior to specialization, Ellen was a Registered Nurse in Emergency, Orthopedic, and Medical / Surgical units.  Ellen enjoys empowering patients with the knowledge and confidence to proactively take charge of their own health, and to view their lives from a “wellness perspective” which honors the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual elements of life.

 Ellen grew up in beautiful Appalachian countryside, in Scioto County near Portsmouth.  Ellen is one of five daughters of Frank and Claudia Pasturzak – hard-working and loving parents who taught strong work ethics and sound moral principles.  Ellen is a life-long Roman Catholic and was honored in 2002 with her parish’s nomination as “Catholic Woman of the Year”.

 Ellen has also held another distinguished title in her past:  “Miss Ohio 1995”.  After competing in Atlantic City in the Miss America pageant, Ellen returned to Ohio to serve the state via public speaking and entertaining, promoting the Buckeye state as well as her own platform of “Community Centered Health Care”.  Her travels as Miss Ohio presented countless opportunities, from carrying the Olympic Torch, to singing the national anthem at a Cleveland Indians game, to visiting nursing homes and speaking during session in the Ohio House of  Representatives.  Ellen’s “job” as Miss Ohio paid richly in experiences and scholarships, but perhaps the greatest reward was meeting her (future) husband during a speaking engagement at a church in Cleveland.

 Ellen Pasturzak and Scott Spinner were married in 1997 and now live in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.  Together with their two sons Caleb and Joshua, they enjoy quiet country living on a beautiful 72 acre homestead.  In January of 2008 Ellen opened the Gentle Care Health Center at 15 North Main St., Mechanicsburg; Elle provides gynecology and women’s health services.  Elle’s dream is to serve women of all shapes, ages, and sizes, regardless of income, reputation, or lifestyle.  In the words of one of her patients: “She brings quality and professionalism and compassion to an exam and experience often scary and uncomfortable; Ellen really listens and genuinely cares.”


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