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WINNIE DEECHAKAWAN MILLER

Winnie Deechakawan-Miller is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner for Tulalip Health System
  • NameWinnie Deechakawan-Miller

Winnie Deechakawan-Miller, DNP, PhD, ARNP

Dr. Deechakawan-Miller is originally from Thailand. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Midwifery (Mahidol University) and practiced as a Registered Nurse at Siriraj Hospital for two years. She then went on to graduate school a received a Master of Science in Toxicology from Mahidol University. Dr. Deechakawan-Miller moved to the US in 2001 to pursue a PhD program in Toxicology at Oregon State University. During the second year of that program, she was motivated to pursue the PhD program in Nursing. She realized that she always wanted to be a healthcare practitioner so that she could care for patients. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2005 and PhD in Nursing Science in 2010 both from University of Washington School of Nursing. A year after her marriage, Dr. Deechakawan-Miller returned to school for another doctorate program, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. She joined the Tulalip Health System team in 2017.

Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of Washington, 2014

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Nursing Science), University of Washington, 2010

Master of Science (Nursing), University of Washington, 2005

Master of Science (Toxicology), Mahidol University, Thailand, 1992

Bachelor of Science (Nursing and Midwifery), Mahidol University, Thailand, 1987

Certification/Licensure

Board Certification: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

WA State Licensure: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Care Philosophy

As a primary care and geriatric nurse practitioner, her focus is holistic and patient-centered care approaches. Her focus is collaborating with patients and their families to assist them in achieving and maintaining their optimal state of health and well-being. She listens to patient’s health/illness concerns, to educate and help them to understand their health/illness status, as well as to empower them to make well-informed healthcare decisions. She believes that the right information will make a great impact on the lives of her patients and their families.