Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses
Intercoastal Consulting, Life Care Planning, Chris McDermott, MSN, APRN-IP, AGPCNP-C, CLCP

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Your Name, Degrees Licenses (Nursing and non-nursing degrees/licenses are fine to list): Chris McDermott, MSN, APRN-IP, AGPCNP-C, CLCP

Highest Degree:
Master of science in nursing with a certification in adult gerontology primary care.

-Registered Nurse, Multi-State Compact Status Florida
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Autonomous Practice

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Certified Life Care Planner

None nursing degrees:
Associates degree in arts

Additional licenses:
Licensed Florida real estate broker

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I have been in health care for over a decade. I currently practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as well as a Certified Life Care Planner. In my free time, I enjoy buying and restoring old homes and traveling with my wife, three children, and dog Sophie.

What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? I have always enjoyed helping people and a number of family members worked as Nurses when I was growing up. I went to a local high school that offered a medical program and did clinical rotations at a local hospital while still in high school and the rest is history.

What is your experience and background in Nursing? My background and experiences diverse. I've worked in various levels of acuity while in healthcare. I've had the opportunity to work in a inpatient rehabilitation caring for traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, medical/surgical, trauma/surgery, pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Would you recommend Nursing as a career? Yes, its a work hard, play hard career.

Your Business Name (if applicable):
Sagacious Health Providers LLC D/B/A
Intercoastal Consulting & Life Care Planning

Business Organization? Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLC or Corporation (C or S)? Sagacious Health Providers D/B/A Intercoastal Consulting & Life Care Planning, is a Limited Liability Company in the State of Florida.

Why did you choose this type of organization? We chose this organization for liability purposes.

Please describe in detail your business/services you provide (or if you have an elevator pitch ): Intercoastal Consulting & Life Care Planning (ICLCP) provides services of life care planning, life care plan rebuttals, life care plan critiques, and expert witness testimony related to life care planning, standards of care and professional standards to Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys for catastrophic and non-catastrophic injury cases.

Our services are offered by a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) and a practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with Autonomous Practice in Florida (APRN-IP). ICLCP is based out in Jacksonville Florida and is available to provide services throughout the United States.

Business Address (City, State, Zip, etc)
4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway Suite 327 Jacksonville Florida 32216
E-mail Address:


Social Media Accounts (Where can people find you on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc)

Homepage Address:

Type of business categories would you would like to be listed:
Legal Nurse Consulting, Legal Nurse Consultant, Medical Legal Consulting, Nurse-Owned Businesses, Nurse Practitioner, NP Owned Businesses, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Care Management, Consulting, Life Care Planner, Expert Witness Services

Keywords, Phrases that describe your business, experience, services: lifecare planner, life care planning, life care plans, life care planner expert, life care planner expert witness, expert witness nurse practitioner, life care planner Florida, life care planner near me

Contact person(s): Chris McDermott

Phone number (how/when do you prefer to be contacted): 904-201-9067

In what date (month/year) did you start your business? April 2018

Did you originally have a formal Business Plan? No

Can you describe some challenges you had to overcome in starting your business? Leaving a W2 employer in health care was scary. Overcoming personal/mental blocks of the unknown were the biggest challenge starting out.

How did you hear about the Nursefriendly, Google :)

The year were you first licensed as a nurse? 2011

What school(s) of nursing did you attend?
Florida State College at Jacksonville
University of North Florida
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Do you recommend that nurses join professional organizations? Yes as it will help you stay on trend of current news and legal issue that impact your practice ability.

Professional organizations you have belonged to:
Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals

What made you decide to start your own business? Build your own castle, not someone elses.

How many times have you changed employers in your career? 4

What specific qualities and traits do you feel make nurses especially qualified to operate a business? Qualities and traits that make Nurses qualified to operate their own business include strong communication skills, their attention to detail, ability to multitask, being flexible and adaptable under pressure (CODE BLUE), and being empathic and compassionate.

What exactly is a nurse entrepreneur in your own words? Nurse entrepreneurs are the ones who start and operate their own business venture in the healthcare industry.

Do you currently practice as a nurse? If yes, in what type of setting? Yes, Private Practice.

Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The most pressing concern is the increased demand on health care providers in an environment when reimbursement is shrinking.

How do you feel Babyboomers entering the healthcare system, and nurses (Babyboomers themselves) retiring in droves, will affect patient care? This is a complex issue with both positive and negative aspects. Baby boomers will lead to an increased demand on the healthcare system which can in turn lead to longer wait times, increased workload for healthcare providers, and gaps in care for select patient populations.

However as more Baby Boomer nurses retire it will create opportunity for new nurses to step up into leadership opportunities.

To address the negative aspect, healthcare organizations should invest in new technologies and strategies to deliver health care more efficiently and also provide incentives to retain experienced nurses while attracting new ones to the profession.

Other areas of interest and expertise: Chris is into real estate, love to travel. is a networking and resource directory for Nurse-Owned businesses and nurses looking for an alternative to working at the bedside. Start here on your road towards nurse entrepreneurship.

If you explore the site a bit, you'll find profiles of hundreds of nurse entrepreneurs around the country. We encourage you to browse around, find a business category you are interested in, then contact the nurse directly. We're available for questions as well. This website is Owned-Operated by Andrew Lopez, RN a Medical/Surgical/Telemetry nurse.

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