Lori Ormsby, APRN, CNS
Advanced Practice Provider, Gastroenterology & Metabolic Support
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"Throughout my nursing career, my roles have changed and I’ve found that working with cancer patients is different and special. Helping to give patients and caregivers hope is the most inspiring part of my job."
- Lori Ormsby, APRN, CNS
- Bachelor of Science, Nursing - University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
- Master of Science, Nursing - University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Oklahoma State Board of Nursing
- Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse - Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board
- Certified Foot Care Nurse - Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board
Practicing Since: 1985
Lori Ormsby joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2016. As an Advanced Practice Provider in Gastroenterology and Metabolic Support, Ormsby understands the importance of the Mother Standard® of care. “I believe that compassion, trust and hope help promote healing for the patient,” she says.
At CTCA®, Ormsby works with all types of gastrointestinal cancer patients, including those with colon, stomach, pancreatic and liver cancer. She also helps cancer patients who are at risk for malnutrition or those who need to be fed using a feeding tube. Ormsby also works closely with the other members of the patient’s care team to recommend personalized treatment plans that include supportive care therapies to help improve quality of life and reduce cancer-related side effects.
Ormsby earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She then completed an Enterostomal Therapy certificate program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2008, Ormsby earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma.
Ormsby is an advanced practice registered nurse with years of experience in clinical practice, teaching and program development. She is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Ormsby also serves as President of the Oklahoma Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
When she is not at CTCA, Ormsby enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and other family and friends, as well as traveling, cooking and going to the movies.