One of my favorite parts about working in a specialty clinic is the ability to have continuity of care with my patients; from the initial consult to treatment follow up. I enjoy educating people, presenting options, and engaging in shared decision-making when it comes to discussing diagnoses and making treatment plans.
I enjoy learning about my patients’ background outside of why they come to see me. I like to know what they do for work, what their hobbies and interests are, if they have any pets at home, etc. I think it helps us both feel more comfortable with each other and fosters a better professional relationship so that when it comes to discussing personal medical issues, there’s already a foundation of trust.
I’m originally from Michigan and moved to Colorado Springs in March 2021. I visited Colorado before PA school started because I wanted a vacation, and it was the cheapest ticket I could find. I completely fell in love with it and decided after 5 days here that I would move here after finishing PA school. My fiancé and I just bought a house and adopted a Goldendoodle puppy in early June, so we stay busy working on our house and raising our puppy Breckenridge. We don’t have mountains back home where we’re from, so we love spending time hiking with our pup, mountain biking, and enjoying the fresh air.
Qualifications and experience
- Languages spoken
Masters Physician Assistant Studies
Grand Valley State University (2020)
Bachelor of Science
Grand Valley State University (2018)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Year National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 2020
- Clinical interest for patients
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