Jenny Mendez Butler, NP

Jenny Mendez Butler NP
About Provider

Throughout my professional experience in community-based and inpatient settings, global health and complex care, I’ve realized palliative care is one of the most rewarding and beautiful specialties in Western medicine. The only specialty that is fundamentally holistic, addressing all dimensions of health –body, mind, spirit/soul.

As the nurse practitioner in the palliative care outpatient team, I help families and individuals navigate the vast healthcare terrain, while honoring their wishes and preferences. I believe that improving one’s quality of life is possible in the face of serious illness and other challenges by addressing all dimensions of wellbeing (mind, body, spirit and social context). With this in mind, I help individuals and families explore the unique ways in which their quality of life can be improved. Meeting people where they are, getting to know them personally, and accompanying them in their journey with my service, is a great joy and honor!

Being a native Spanish-speaker and Latina helps me connect with patients who prefer a provider that understands from personal experience some of the challenges and strengths of people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Individuals and families from all walks of life can count with me as an advocate and can expect to be listened to and valued.

On my free time, I love spending time in nature and by the water. Riding two wheeled machines and listening to live music are some of my favorite pastime activities. Spending time with loved ones and in community fills my heart. I enjoy learning and currently, I am exploring the wisdom of my own heritage and enriching my professional practice by way of the knowledge found in traditional Mayan healing beliefs and practices.

Medical Group
  • MarinHealth Medical Network
Primary Service
  • Palliative Medicine
Additional Languages
  • Spanish
Board Certification
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
Internship
  • San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center - San Francisco, CA
Nursing School
  • University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Professional Societies and Affiliations
California Association for Nurse Practitioners