As a nurse practitioner, I work with children admitted to the hospital with a variety of conditions. I specialize in providing complex care.
I believe that each child and family are unique. I think that partnering with patients and families to address even the smallest detail is what makes a difference at the end of the day.
My path to becoming an advanced practice provider began when I worked in the medical records department at a small-town private practice. My manager noticed my desire to help others and make a difference. She encouraged me to start nursing school and promoted me to a medical assistant position. I knew from the minute I started working with patients that I preferred working with children. Children see the joy in the little things in life.
I enjoy learning about a variety of diagnoses, which drew me to work in hospital medicine. When it comes to my complex care patients, I like spending time with the families who expertly care for their children. It's my pleasure to partner with families to develop plans that best address their children's needs.
I am always humbled to be recognized for my work. Some of my awards include:
In my free time, I enjoy running, cooking, hiking and attending sporting events with my family.