Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
To me, caring for people is so rewarding. I like to join patients as they navigate their health journey, and I love it when they achieve wellness, comfort and healing. This is important work that is needed within our communities and society overall. Being a health care provider gives me the opportunity to make a significant, visible difference in the lives of my patients, and that fact motivates me every day.
What I want my patients to know about me:
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, I served as a registered nurse for 10 years, primarily in oncology. Providing health care to people has long been a passion of mine. It is my priority to build trusting relationships with my patients, and to meet them where they are in order to set goals and make a health care plan that meets their needs. My personal philosophy of care is to treat the whole individual, not individual illnesses, and for me this means looking at every patient holistically and involving others, especially their families, in every care plan. I enjoy treating patients of all ages.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I am married with two young children, and my family keeps me extremely busy and brings me so much joy. I enjoy traveling and exploring, both locally and abroad. My favorite destinations are Ireland and France, but there is nothing better than finding a hidden gem in a small town not too far from home. I also enjoy cooking and baking, following current events and listening to podcasts.
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