Joyce Daniel is a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She is an advanced practice registered nurse additionally trained in midwifery. She is licensed and qualified to take care of women during their reproductive years, providing pregnancy care, childbirth services and care during the postpartum period, as well as primary care, preconception care, and gynecologic and family planning services. Midwifery care emphasizes education, including health promotion, disease prevention, and individualized wellness counseling.
Joyce Daniel earned an Artium Baccaleaureus from Vassar College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She then took a Master of Arts and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Spanish Literature from the University of Virginia, while teaching there as an assistant professor. Her real passion, however, was childbirth education. She wanted to empower women and their families to make informed decisions about their own childbearing. Following that desire, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing also from U Va. Then she went on to graduate in Midwifery from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Her Master of Midwifery is from State University of New York Stony Brook.
Dr. Daniel became a midwife in 1976. During her 40 year career, she has received into her hands more than 9000 babies in both home and hospital settings. In 1995, she moved from northern Virginia to Tyler, Texas to work at Mother Frances Hospital.
Dr. Daniel has been married for 50 years. She and her husband are proud of their eight adult children -- four daughters and four sons -- and of their eight grandchildren. A life-long learner, she recently earned her Associate of Applied Science degree from Tyler Junior College in Medical Office Management. She enjoys words and languages. She is also an avid reader of fiction and an enthusiastic distance swimmer.