I approach the care of my patients and families by understanding who they are and what is important to them. I then assist them with navigating the complexities of the medical system while gaining a thorough understanding of illness, and how to manage that illness to return to a state of well being. Whether this well being is recovering from illness and disease or learning the new normal of living with chronic disease, it is important to feel supported during this journey
I am retired from the military following 23 years of service. During my service I spent time in various branches but deployed over time with all branches of the service. Specializing in trauma medicine, combat medicine, as well as family practice, I assisted in developing the weapons of mass destruction casualty response teams for the military. This allowed the military to be able to provide inclusive care for patients of all ages and mass casualty scenarios.
Qualifications and experience
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
- Languages spoken
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (2001)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Practice 2001 American Nurses Credentialing Center Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2007
- Clinical interest for patients
I continue to enjoy working and palliative and hospice medicine and assisting patients and families through this stage during the journey of their lives. I also have a strong clinical interest in family practice medicine as well as internal medicine and do spend time supporting Department of Corrections seeing offenders.
- Research interest for patients
I am interested in learning more about the quality of life in patients that are receiving treatment for illness, whether that be chronic illness or acute illness. The majority of studies that are being conducted at this time look at response to therapies and treatments rather than the quality of life associated with those treatments.
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