Speciality of Practice
Gabe Karparis MSN, APRN (he/him/his) grew up in Florence Massachusetts and has spent most of his life in the area. He has worked within the LGBTQ+ rights movement for years, including within the healthcare community, where his goals have been to advance more liberatory policies. His career in medicine began when he became a registered nurse in 2010. He then spent 10 years working in hospice and hospital settings. The majority of his experience has been within large trauma centers where he worked in specialties such as orthopedics and orthopedic trauma as well as cardiac and vascular surgery. Before he became a nurse practitioner, his final years of floor nursing were spent at Franklin Medical Center, a small community hospital in Greenfield, MA. In June 2020 he graduated from Chamberlain University’s family nurse practitioner program. He soon began working at a large family practice in Greenfield. He received a wonderful education at this practice both as a student and as a new practitioner.
Over the past 15 years Gabe has participated in and researched harm reduction principles as they pertain to the surrounding community, the world and in medicine. Gabe believes that mainstream healthcare delivery can often be oppressive to much of the patient population and thinks that harm reduction in healthcare does not stop at substance use. Rather, harm reduction should be implemented on many other levels throughout the health care system. For example, he involves harm reduction and shared decision making for multiple circumstances, including weight, smoking, blood pressure control and medication adherence. He looks forward to advancing community outreach through Transhealth and is fully committed to all of those seeking care from us. He is truly honored to be a part of this amazing team.