My Almanac

Agnes Oblas has been a nurse since 1970 and a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care Medicine since 1980. In 2001 she established a primary care practice, New Paths to Healthcare, L.L.C., in an area of Phoenix, Arizona known as Ahwatukee with a population of 80,000. She has been the owner and solo provider since then. Agnes does not just treat the medical symptoms that her patients present to her. She works together with her patients to help resolve issues impacting the problems, and to ultimately help find ways to alter risks for future illnesses. She participates in community events by speaking about various health issues and she is a regular guest columnist for her town’s newspaper where she writes a medical advice column. She is an active member of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and her statewide Nurse practitioner organization.

Her aim is to maintain the highest level of health her patients can achieve while also caring for them during episodic illness. The Arizona State Board of Nursing recognizes Nurse Practitioners as licensed providers of high quality healthcare without the need for physician supervision or oversight.

Agnes has two Masters in nursing degrees and has been nationally Board Certified in Adult Primary Care since 1980. In 2004 she was awarded the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence in Nursing and in 2010 was voted Ahwatukee’s Best Nurse Practitioner.

In the fall of 2001, Agnes approached the local neighborhood newspaper editor and offered to write a monthly health-related column. The editor agreed and she has written a monthly essay ever since. After more than 10 years and 120+ articles later, she decided to compile these articles and essays into a book that would be informative as well as fun for the general public. The Patient’s Resource and Almanac of Primary Care Medicine. A basic reference and guide to 30 common medical- and health-related topics. Here’s to your health and happy reading!


An easy to read compilation of medical-related essays complete with pictures, graphs, tables, and time-lines of common topics of interest, written to education, enlighten, and entertain the lay reader.