Lillian Easton, ARNP

Lillian Easton is a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She started working for the Lower Elwha Health Department in 2021 as a graduate student and came to work here full time in July of 2022.  She sees all ages of patients and especially enjoys geriatric and adolescent care.    Lillian provided care in the field of nursing for 15 years before she advanced her degree and became a FNP.  She was able to practice nursing in many different settings including hospital and nursing home, high school and collegiate nursing education, home health and and maternal child health.   She loves to provide care for people of all ages and is very thankful for the opportunity to care for entire families.  Lillian believes that when patients are given accurate information about their health in a way that matters to them, they become empowered to make informed choices for themselves and their families.  Throughout her practice she has seen that when people understand how biology, behavior and medical care work together the whole health of a community will improve.  This means teaching is a very important part of her practice.  Lillian is also very committed to supporting the emotional and mental health of patients as an important part of their physical health.   She is very happy to be working with a staff that uses a variety of care options and has mental health care as well as substance use disorder treatment on site. 

A truly locally grown healthcare provider, Lillian has lived here all her life.  She was educated locally and spent her career caring for folks on the Olympic Peninsula.   Born and raised in the wilderness near Lake Ozette with her sisters and her brother Lillian is still very close to her immediate family and the people of the far west end.  Growing up in an isolated area taught Lillian a lot about how important it is to be connected to others and how challenging it can be to access quality medical care.  Lillian got her first nursing degree from Peninsula College, completed her Bachelor’s degree of Nursing at University of Washington and attended graduate school remotely through the Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky.  Frontier Nursing University has a focus on educating providers who work and live in rural areas and Lillian’s plans include continuing to bring high quality care to her community here on the Olympic Peninsula for as long as she can.    In addition to her siblings and parents, Lillian has extended relatives and many lifelong friends who call the peninsula home.  She and her family and friends love to play in and around the water and spend a lot of time camping, swimming, boating and fishing the sea, lakes and rivers of the peninsula.   Lillian loves to cook and create art when she has time at home.  She also loves to visit new places and tries to go as many places as she can when she isn’t caring for her family and her patients.