I believe in providing outstanding service and education, and treating each patient as the first patient. It is important to treat each and every patient uniquely; not every injury is the same. This helps achieve optimal return to a functioning lifestyle and prevention of further orthopedic injuries, whether treatment is surgical or non-surgical. Success is a satisfied patient. People are my passion, and I am honored to serve the community and provide the best orthopedic care that they deserve.
Why UCHealth? I grew to appreciate the care and service of UCHealth hospitals after working with a large orthopedic group in northern Colorado for several years. When Longs Peak Hospital opened it was a very easy choice to join the orthopedic trauma team in Longmont. The culture of UCHealth is focused on quality of care and good patient experiences.
Why got in profession? My childhood years were in rural Kansas. After spending several years as a health care corpsman in the Navy, I decided to make health care my career and became a nurse, working in sports medicine and surgery. I loved seeing the results of orthopedic medicine, and providing care to patients of all ages. This lead me to pursue my Masters Degree and become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in orthopedic trauma with a large orthopedic group in Wichita. I have now been working in orthopedics for 18 years.
Hobbies:?My husband and I enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, walking, reading and spending time with our children and extended family, along with Bigsby, our whoodle. (a Wheaten Terrier Poodle mix).
Family/Volunteer information:?My husband and I moved to northern Colorado in 2015 after becoming empty nesters. We chose Colorado for the quality of life and outdoor activities. We have four adult children.
Qualifications and experience
- Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (2006)
- Clinical interest for patients
I have assisted in many aspects of orthopedic surgery and enjoy seeing the difference we can make in peoples quality of life. I especially enjoy the critical trauma cases where important decisions need to be made with speed and competence.
- Research interest for patients
Keeping apprised of new research and technologies for orthopedic trauma patients.