Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I have been dedicated to the advancement of women's health all my adult life—as an educator, a nurse and as a certified nurse-midwife. I am honored to care for women across the lifespans.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I started practice in Virginia in the late 1980s and worked as a labor and delivery nurse until I went to midwifery school at Philadelphia University in 2000. I came to Pennsylvania in 2003 to work at a freestanding birth center in Lancaster County, and then came to WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital in 2003. I was one of the first two midwives here at Ephrata, and, since joining, I have pursued certification as a menopause practitioner and also in integrative and holistic nursing.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I love to travel, and I love the beach. I have a husband and three adult children with whom I spend time as often as I can. My family is in Washington, DC, so I often visit there on weekends. My children and I love to go to Florida, where we can spend time in the sun on the beaches and at Disney World.
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