About Eric Taylor
Early in his educational journey, Eric received a Diploma of Practical Nursing from H. Council Trehnolm State Technical College and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Troy State University. He later attended Auburn University at Montgomery, where he received an academic scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
He was elected to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges before being Inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Omega Chapter, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, where he is a CCRN Alumnus.
He then proceeded to earn a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama, where he completed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and is currently certified as a FNP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Eric has served in various clinical and administrative roles with the Department of Veteran Affairs, including Critical Care Registered Nurse, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, GI/Hepatology Nurse Practitioner, Chair of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council, and currently the Lead Home Telehealth Nurse Practitioner.
He also currently serves as NP Faculty in the Primary Care Center of Excellence (1 of only 7 centers in the nation) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Clinical instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center Family Nurse Practitioner Program and has numerous presentations and research projects to his credit.
Where Men's Health Is The Pryority.
I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 22 years and for the past 11 years, I’ve had the honor and pleasure of caring for patients from all walks of life in my role as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
My career path has been a very diverse one, having worked in a variety of clinical settings, including the Skilled Nursing Facility (Nursing Home), State Penitentiary, Job Corps, American Red Cross, Physician’s Office, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Telehealth.
I love my job because everyday I have the opportunity to live a life of purpose, which is to positively impact the lives of the patients (and their families) that are entrusted in my care as they face the unknown with their health. Being a former ICU nurse, I’ve seen many patients die way before their time.
It’s the many years of seeing my fellow brothers leave this Earthly home due to chronic diseases/conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, and obesity that has sparked this mission in me to create “Pryority Male” – A Men’s Health & Wellness Education page.
Through this page I hope to help men improve their health by bringing awareness to preventable health problems, improve their health literacy, promote health restoration/maintenance, and encourage healthy behaviors that will reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, thereby promoting a happier, healthier life!
I’m a man on a mission and I’m focusing on keeping you active, healthy, and informed throughout all of life phases and transitions.