Dr. Dr. Olivia M.J. Newby has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 25 and practices at Primary Care Specialist in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2012, Dr. Newby Co-Founded and became President of The Healthy Living Center Foundation, a (501) 3c nonprofit organization. Dr. Newby holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Howard University, a Master's degree in Nursing from Hampton University, a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University. Additionally, she is Nationally Certified as a Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Lifestyle Coach. Dr. Newby has authored the book “Now What? I Have Diabetes”, and her study entitled “Culturally Tailored Group Medical Appointments for Diabetic Black Americans” was published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Newby has extensive experience in primary care, entrepreneurship, culinary medicine, research, and diabetes education. Dr. Newby currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Nursing Graduate College at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia, and is the Vice President/President Elect of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Recent accomplishments include becoming a 2020-2021 Fellow of the Duke Johnson & Johnson Nursing Leadership Program, a 2020 inductee of Fellows American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and recipient of the 2020 President’s Award from Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, and Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Currently Dr. Newby serves as a Board member for the American Heart Association of Hampton Roads. Dr. Newby professional interests include diabetes management and education, and dietary health prevention for at-risk populations. 


  • Howard University School of Nursing - Undergraduate Class of 1982
  • Hampton University - Masters of Science of Nursing Class of 1996
  • Old Dominion University - Doctorate of Nursing Practice 2014

Board Certification(s)

  • Nurse Practitioner - 1997
  • Certified Diabetes Educator - 2011

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital - Norfolk, Virginia

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