Krista Centric, PNP-BC

"I truly enjoy the primary care role. I get to see patients develop and I love watching them grow from newborns to crawlers to toddlers and beyond while helping guide parents through the fun and often difficult role of parenting."

Krista Centric, PPCNP-BC

(757) 668-2500

College: James Madison University

Graduate school: West Virginia University


Centric began her career at CHKD in 2004 in the nurse externship program and quickly found that working with children was her life's calling. 

After finishing college, she worked for two years on with the medical surgical unit and then two years as a resource pool nurse, transitioning to any CHKD unit with nursing needs. While in the resource pool, she returned to school to become a nurse practitioner.

She and her family briefly moved to Hawaii, where she completed clinicals in downtown Honolulu. After returning to the area, she worked with the cardiac surgical team at CHKD in 2011 before transferring to Chesapeake Pediatrics in 2012.  

She and her husband love to play with their three girls and explore the region. They can be found at the parks, zoo, hiking or biking, and also love to travel throughout the United States and are passionate about preserving nature.

Clinical Interests
  • Type I and II Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • Breastfeeding
Research Areas
  • Glycemic control measured by HBa1C with insulin pump vs. multiple daily injections
  • Implementation of a vaccination tracking systems into urban pediatric practices
Honors & Awards
  • Honors graduate for PNP/MSN program as WVU
Community Involvement
  • Member, Messiah United Methodist Church
  • Active with Healing Hearts for Benjamin, non-profit organization developed to raise initial funding for cardiac ICU at CHKD