Meet Our Team

Century ENT believes in providing comprehensive care for our patients and exceptional patient experience. Our providers are experts in all aspects of Otolaryngology. We have extensive experience and training in Rhinology, Otology, Head and Neck Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery, and Audiology.

Joy Nestel, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner


Care Philosophy

Whether it’s inpatient or outpatient care, I strive to provide patient centered care and advocate for the patient’s best interest. I hope to bring some ‘joy’ to everyone and leave a positive impact.”


With previous experience as an OR Nurse, Joy was inspired to become a nurse practitioner. She missed the continuity of care with the patients she saw and often wondered how those patients were healing. She hopes that this will allow her to build rapport, promote continuity of care, and be an active member in many surgical candidates plans of care.

Joy works alongside our ENT physicians as a surgical assist, in creating treatment plans, clinical examinations, and follow-up/post-op care. Her areas of interest include head and neck oncology, reconstructive surgery, and otology.

In her free time, Joy enjoys spending time with her husband and family, working out, and coaching or playing volleyball.

Clinical Expertise

  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Oncology
  • Comprehensive Surgical Care
  • Otology/ Hearing Loss


Undergraduate School
Bachelor of Science – Nursing – Lewis University

Masters Degree
Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner – Lewis University


Practice Locations

Oak Lawn (Thursdays)

Hospital Affiliations

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Language Spoken