Meet Darci Page, Janiga’s New Nurse Practitioner
From an early age, Darci Page knew two things for certain: she loved the outdoors and she wanted to work in the medical field. With Darci having recently joined Janiga MDs as a Nurse Practitioner, and still currently licensed as an Aesthetician, we’re happy to report she’s living both dreams in 2017.
Born and raised in New Mexico, Darci was a competitive athlete as a child, participating in track and field, volleyball and basketball, with a little choir practice thrown in for artistic measure. Later, she moved to the Reno area with her husband, who was studying archaeology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Darci went on to earn her Bachelor’s in Nursing at UNR.
Her athletic pursuits continue to this day. An avid outdoorsperson, she now rides with the Audi cycling team while enjoying skiing and paddle boarding at Lake Tahoe. She also enjoys crafting jewelry from copper, bronze, silver and pebbles she finds while paddle boarding.
Over the years, Darci has worked with clients to foster wellness and encourage a healthy lifestyle. This has been a central theme of Darci’s career. She’s worked as a Nutrition Counselor, a Massage Therapist and personal trainer. Early in her career as a nurse, she had the opportunity to work with injectables such as Botox®, sparking an interest in cosmetics and aesthetics.
Darci says an early childhood experience with cosmetic surgery changed her life and ultimately led to her career choice as a nurse. She and her brother were both born with cleft lips, which led to surgery at age one and a revision surgery while she was in high school.
“We found a great plastic surgeon in Albuquerque and that’s made a huge impact in my life,” she said. “Being a teenager, for someone to help improve my appearance, it impacted my self-esteem positively.”
She’s currently working on her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner at UNR, with graduation slated for May 2018. With that degree, Darci will bring even more service offerings to the Janiga MDs family.
Darci’s approach to injectables is a simple one.
“I think of myself as a conservative injector,” she said. “I don’t want it to be obvious that you’ve had something done. It’s a very private and personal thing. I like to take the time to build personal relationships and understand our patients’ needs.”
Darci said she’s extremely grateful to be a part of the Janiga MDs team.
“Everyone here is very personable. It’s obvious they care for their patients in each interaction,” she said. “I’ve felt very supported along the way here.”
To set up a consultation with Darci, Dr. Timothy Janiga or Dr. Jennifer Janiga, call 775-398-4600.