Updated: Sep 30, 2020
As you may already know from our previous posts on Amber and HTCNV, she is the Nurse Practitioner over at HTCNV. She is titled "Medical Director" on HTCNV's website. Amber is infamously known for kicking HemoAware Founder, Jesse John Francis Clark, out of the clinic for refusing to sign a contract to keep him silent.
Well, today we are revealing Amber's annual salary at HTCNV. We have obtained this information by reviewing HTCNV's 990 filing with the Internal Revenue Service.
According to HTCNV's recent 990 filing, Amber Federizo makes a whopping $152,735.00!
Amber's annual salary is $142,643 with an additional $10,092 going into a retirement account.
Keep in mind, Amber is not a Medical Doctor, she is a Nurse Practitioner. Amber holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
We checked with ZipRecruiter to see what the median annual salary is for a DNP in the State of Nevada and it is $114,703. Amber is making well over the median salary by $38,032!
Amber Federizo graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009 and received the DNP certificate in 2019.
Amber signs documents as Dr. Amber Federizo, APRN, FNP-BC. However, Amber is not a medical doctor. According to KevinMD.com:
"While nurse practitioners are intelligent, capable, and contribute much to our healthcare system, they are not physicians and lack the same training and knowledge base. They should not identify themselves as “doctors” despite having a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. It is misleading to patients, as most do not realize the difference in education necessary for an MD or DO compared to a DNP. Furthermore, until they are required to pass the same rigorous board certification exams as physicians, they should refrain from asserting they are “doctors” in a society which equates that title with being a physician.
After residency, a physician has accrued a minimum of 20,000 or more hours of clinical experience, while a DNP only needs 1,000 patient contact hours to graduate. As health care reform focuses on cost containment, the notion of independent nurse practitioners resulting in lower healthcare spending overall should be revisited. While mid-level providers cost less on the front end; the care they deliver may ultimately cost more when all is said and done...There should be no ambiguity when identifying oneself as a “doctor” in a clinical setting; it could be the difference between life and death."