Philosophy Of Care
I believe each patient is unique and important, and I strive to treat each patient holistically to encompass everything that affects their health. Mind, body, environment and spirit contribute to well-being, and I hope to create a space where patients are comfortable sharing their questions, concerns, and experiences with me. I feel that helping people to maintain their health, or helping them when they are not well is a privilege and an honor. I hope to work together with my patients to build a trusting partnership so we can create the healthiest and happiest life possible for them.
Management of chronic health concerns, mental health, preventive care, urgent/critical care, care coordination
Year began practicing: 2016
Year joined staff: 2017
Education and Training
- University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
- University of Iowa, Masters in Nursing & Healthcare Practice
- University of Iowa, Masters of Science in Nursing
- University of Colorado, Family Nurse Practitioner
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, National Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Honors, Awards, etc.
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Induction 2006 and 2015, Invited Speaker – “Congenital Heart Disease: Basics for the Bedside Nurse”, Meijer Heart Center Cardiovascular Conference 2013
American Academy of Nurse, Iowa Board of Nursing, American Red Cross - Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Spending time with my spouse and 5 children; camping, hiking, boating, and anything outdoors; attending movies, concerts and church activities