By: Desmonae Flowers
African- American entrepreneurship is on the rise all over the world, and it is necessary because leaving a legacy is imperative. This is especially important in the medical field, because as an African American, seeing a doctor or nurse that looks like you puts your mind at ease. Tiffiny Wilson APRN-BC is one of those amazing faces you will find in Plantation, Florida. Born in Queens, New York to a Jamaican Family, she is the co-owner of the Mother Daughter Primary Care along with her mother, Angella John. As a child Tiffiny was always exposed to the medical field because her mother and grandmother were nurses, her cousin is a pharmacist, and two of her grand-aunts serve their communities as a pediatrician and an OBGYN. It was normal for her to see people like her working in the medical field which prompted her to want to go into medicine as well
Mother and Daughter Primary care came to exist when Tiffiny and Angella graduated together in August 2015. After walking the stage as Family Nurse Practitioners they were asked about their future plans, in true mother daughter form, they both blurted out at the same time “to open a primary care medical practice or an urgent care center.” They recall, before that day there had been no talk about the future, but after graduation, instead of looking for job opportunities like they had previously discussed they decided to embark on a different journey
Mother Daughter Primary Care did not come without obstacles. Finances, selecting a location, and getting the proper credentials were just a few of the many obstacles the duo faced, but it all came together in the end. The practice caters primarily to adults and it is important to Tiffiny and her mother that they continue to relay the message to their patients to take care of their health in order to prevent serious problems from arising.
I was able to ask the Co-Owners Tiffiny & Angella a few questions:
What do you think having a black owned business means to the community, especially one in the medical field? From being opened during our first 2 weeks, I’m so thankful that the black community has really embraced us and have showed up and trust us with their care. A lot of people say, “We love our nurse practitioners and you guys are very approachable and your practice feels like home.” That’s what we wanted, a place that is inviting and inclusive of everyone, and where you’re not just a number, but where we treat you as if you’re our family.
Would you want to pass this business down in the family? This will definitely be in our family for years to come, as my daughter now tells me that she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore she’d rather be a nurse practitioner which warms my heart.
If you had any advice to give to black business owners what would it be? That if you don’t quit you win so keep trying, as my husband always tells me.
Where do you foresee this business going in the future? We see it being a franchise that people seek after, and we are unapologetically Christian, and we thank GOD for what HE has done in blessing us and trusting us with this practice. We’re trying to put the human feeling, and kindness back in medical care. We want to start a concierge medical service next year for the sick people who don’t have the strength to make it into the medical office, that way we can go to them and treat them at home (more geared towards our elderly patients). We’ve also recently started concierge aesthetic medicine service, where you can get botox and dermal fillers right in the comfort of your own home. My husband is also a certified Life Coach currently taking clients. I can truly say that I was his first client as he helped me open this business and coached me into understanding and knowing that ALL things are possible with GOD.
WAYTOPARENT MAGAZINE wishes continued success for Tiffiny and Angela on building their legacy through Mother Daughter Primary Care LLC. Make sure to follow their journey.
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