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Dyan Aretakis, FNP,  MSN,  PNP

Dyan A Aretakis, FNP, MSN, PNP

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics Division: General Pediatrics, Teen Health Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Teen Health Center
1204 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.982.0090 | Fax: 434.924.9983


Although trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner, my practice has been more concentrated in the area of adolescence with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction. I have a busy clinical practice at the Teen Health Center and have worked there since its opening in 1991. I believe adolescence is an exciting transition in life, filled with endless possibilities and opportunities. My guiding philosophy is that empowering teens with reliable information and good resources, it will help them make thoughtful and health-promoting life decisions.

I also work with community groups, state agencies and federal programs. My connections to these various other groups allow me to participate in protocol development and be a change agent as I contribute to knowledge about adolescent health and improving the rules/regulations affecting it. My three daughters have given me a "learning laboratory" for working with this age group, and I will never trivialize the issues facing both parents and teens. I also love the outdoors and will play any chance I get - that means running, tennis, swimming and golf. Or maybe something new?


  • Distinguished Dozen, 2004 
  • Daily Progress Awardee Charlottesville, Virginia 
  • Governor's Award, 2004 
  • Customer Service Richmond, Virginia Outstanding Contributor Award 2004 University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia


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