Debra Barnett, GNP

Director, Home Medical Care for the Elderly Program

Maimonides Physician





About Me

Debra Barnett, GNP is a Masters-educated, board-certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of clinical experience caring for the older adult in the community. 2. Devotes her practice to assisting the older adult to age safely at home. 3. Provides home based primary care services to homebound older adults, many whom suffer from multiple complex chronic illness. 4. Experienced in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic disease with pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. 5. Focus on the patient preferences and goals of care. 6. Provides palliative and end of life care as needed. 7. Has a holistic approach to meet the medical, psychosocial and funcational needs of the older adult.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Behavioral Disturbances
  • Dementia


  • Palliative/Comfort Care
  • Preventive Health Care
  • Nutrition
  • Skin Wound Care



Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner in Gerontology


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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