Denise P. Cope RN, MSN PNNP

Denise assists in management of care for obstetric patients and routine gynecological visits. She has an interest in education and management of diabetic patients in pregnancy.

She sees herself as a conduit between patient and physician, providing quick access with up-to- date standards of care to meet each patient’s needs in a caring environment.  Denise is married and has two children. After completing a “bucket list” half-marathon, Denise has given up running to focus on snow and water skiing.

Denise P. Cope RN, MSN PNNP


Education and Training

  • Thomas Jefferson University: Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 1993
  • Rush University Saint Luke’s: Master of Science in Nursing (primary focus Perinatal Nurse Practitioner), 1999
  • Certified Nurse Midwife, 2003

Work Experience

  • Asheville Women’s Medical Center: Nurse Practioner
  • Des Moines Perinatal Group: Perinatal Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife
  • University of Chicago, management of patients on Antepartum Unit; assisted helicopter triage)
  • Registered Nurse (cardiac critical care and Labor & Delivery)

Find out more about Denise Cope

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Vibrant, compassionate, flexible.

What was your first job? 

Lifeguard – first lifeguard not to  have any tan lines only because it was an indoor pool.

Who/what inspires you? 

Everyone I meet brings something new to how I work.

What do you never leave home without?

 A big purse that holds all I need and anyone else who needs something too.

What would you do if you had 2 free hours?

Watch a comedian and laugh with family and friends.

Why did you choose to specialize in Ob/Gyn?

I was first a critical care nurse and with my first pregnancy I ended up with Preeclampsia, and when I was hospitalized I saw a new world of labor and delivery.

Do you have any hidden talents? 

I discovered acrylic painting when I was in college… maybe one day I’ll get back to that.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Take what you do seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.

What is your favorite animal? 

Any horse that my daughter rides.

What do you like about living in Asheville? 

The fact that I don’t really look crazy here.

What was your favorite subject in school? 


Do you have a life motto? 

Don’t pass up an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, you never know when it will be helpful.

What is on your “bucket list”? 

I would like to go on a medical mission trip with my whole family

What music are you listening to now? 

Preteen genre, ugh.

What is your favorite thing to eat? 

Crablegs dripping in butter.