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ANNANDALE, VA – A family nurse who lives in Annandale has earned professional certification from the National Headache Foundation that will aid in the management of patients with headaches and migraines.

After successfully completing a competency test, Caroline Stowe received a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Headache Medicine, issued by the National Headache Foundation. Stowe was able to take the proficiency test after years of working as a home nurse.

Stowe, a nurse since 2010, holds a BS in Biology from the College of Charleston, South Carolina and BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University.

After a decade in family medicine and women’s health, Stowe now works as a team leader for migraine clinics for telemedicine company Nurx. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the National Headache Foundation, and the American Headache Foundation.

The objectives of the Certificate of Additional Qualification in Headache Medicine (AQH) are to establish standards for headache practice and to help people with migraine and headache disorders find clinicians who can provide high quality headache-related health care.

Stowe, who lives in Fairfax County with her husband, two children, two dogs, and two cats, is also doing her PhD in Nursing from George Mason University, expected to graduate in May 2022.

Members of the public with headaches and migraines can find a list of AQH-certified professionals, including Stowe, in a directory on the National Headache Foundation’s website.