David Whittaker, ARNP
Board certified adult psychiatric nurse practitioner, David M. Whittaker, PMHNP-BC, APRN, received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Spalding University in 1986. He then went on to complete his master’s degree in 1997 from the University of Kentucky and his post-master’s certificate as an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner from Northern Kentucky University in 2011. David spent 22 years in the Army Nurse Corps before retiring from the military in 2002. Since his military retirement, he continues to practice as an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner with special interests in veteran’s issues, post-traumatic stress, mood and anxiety disorders. In addition, David has considerable experience treating patients with bipolar spectrum disorders, thought disorders such as Schizophrenia and substance abuse. He is also experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy and smoking cessation. David has been married to his wife Melissa for 32 years. They have two adult children, Erin and Troy. David loves spending as much time as possible outdoors doing things such as hiking, gardening and camping. He also enjoys activities with his church.