As a nurse practitioner (NP), I care for patients with diabetes. Our Diabetes Center has numerous staff members besides doctors and NPs, such as certified diabetes educators (CDEs), who will ensure that patients and families are supported in managing their condition. I believe patients can successfully manage their condition with support from their households. My approach is to tailor the treatment plan to each family after thoroughly discussing the family dynamic and possible barriers to care.
I decided to become a provider when I was a child because I grew up in a low-income family and experienced firsthand the difficulties of obtaining proper healthcare. I initially worked as a nurse at Cincinnati Children's, where I quickly learned how fulfilling it is to work with children. I became interested in managing diabetes from my own experience with gestational diabetes. Insulin use and diet management were a big learning curve for me, even though I am a nurse practitioner. I could not imagine how difficult this process might be for a child. I dedicate my time and talents to helping children succeed in managing this life-long condition.
When I'm not seeing patients, I enjoy time with my husband, daughter and dog. We will travel any distance to try new cuisines! I'm also a big advocate for adopting and rescuing dogs, especially pit bulls.