Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC
Ms. Novak is a board-certified nurse practitioner in both Adult Health and Advanced Diabetes Management and has over 20 years of experience in diabetes mellitus. Her passion for assisting people with diabetes began in 2000 with the establishment of the Diabetes Institute of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Her many contributions included clinical practice, research, and education.
Recognizing an urgent need to fill a void and improve the quality of education in the area of advanced diabetes management, she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for The Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
located in Bethesda, Maryland from 2008-2018. She is highly regarded among her peers and students and is sought by other health care
providers for her clinical expertise and in-depth knowledge of diabetes mellitus and its associated complications.
In 2015, she was designated Master Clinician for her proven
leadership and clinical acumen, an accolade that placed her among the top 2% of the health care providers of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Her patients also recognize her passion and caring attitude, and they have described her as a truly “patient-focused provider” in her approach to their care, always making them feel truly
valued. In 2010 she was awarded The DAISY Foundation Award for Extraordinary Nurses – a distinction she cherishes because she was nominated by a patient. From July of 2016 through January 2020, she was the Director of the Riverside Diabetes Center of Riverside Medical Associates located in Prince George’s County of Maryland. This Center
serves a highly diverse population that is predominantly African American and Hispanic and who carry a significant burden for diabetes mellitus and its co-morbidities. She has transformed this practice with her knowledge and expertise of the technology available to better manage diabetes and provides insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring therapies to her
Starting in February 2020, she will join Capital Diabetes & Endocrine Associates and will bring her passion, knowledge, skills and leadership to this highly regarded and rapidly growing practice. Ms. Novak’s additional professional activities include her current role as an Associate Editor for
Clinical Diabetes, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Diabetes Association. She herself has also authored/co-authored many published peer-reviewed articles, webinars, podcasts and continuing education presentations. She has also provided her expertise pertaining to diabetes
as a Contributing Author for the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice for the last 4 editions. She is also a Contributing Author for the 1st edition of Genomic Essentials for Graduate Level Nurses.
Her nearly 30 years of nursing experience also includes active duty service as a Commissioned Officer of the United States Army Nurse Corps. Of all of her contributions, she is most proud to have been able to provide the highest-quality health care to the deserving men and women of
the US Military.