Christy Yates

Christy Yates, APRN headshot

Christy joined Family Allergy & Asthma in 2000 after 18 years of critical care and emergency nursing. Christy obtained board certification in these specialties, serving as critical care/ER educator, then practicing 3 years in Family Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky in 1979 and her Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program from Spalding University in 1997. Christy then completed a post-masters program from the University of Louisville in Women’s Health in 1999. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by both the Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Credentialing Center (1997). She obtained her board certification in Women’s Health by the National Certification Corporation in 1999. Christy is also certified as an asthma educator by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (2005).

Christy has continued her interest in primary care by practicing in internal medicine and family medicine in addition to her specialty in allergy, asthma and immunology. She is a Senior Lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., a national provider of Nurse Practitioner Certification Preparation and continuing education for nurse practitioners. She has presented and recorded numerous lectures at local and national level NP conferences. Christy also is on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Nurse Practitioner. She has mentored NP students for years and received an outstanding preceptor award from Spalding University.

Christy and her husband, Tony, have three children; Laurie, Kevin and David and a son-in-law, Alex.


  • Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP & ANCC)
  • Asthma Educator


  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners