My philosophy of care is the patient comes first. It is imperative to me that each patient be treated individually for their communication concerns with the overall outcome being to create an improved quality of life.
My greatest influence in becoming an audiologist was my cousin who became deaf shortly after birth. He was one of the first children to be implanted at Boys Town in Omaha, NE, and this was something that really intrigued me.
UCHealth has the same values as me! It is here that I know I am making a difference in my patients lives daily. Each patient is important, and they all deserve to receive the best practices for their individual care.
Beyond patient care, I really enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love to read, and most recently have really enjoyed getting outside for walks with my dog in the beautiful Colorado settings. My family supports many philanthropic causes. Meadors Masters, which was formed in support of the American Heart Association, is the one that we have really focused on recently as it has branched out to helping those who are in need from current catastrophic events such as flooding, hurricanes and more. Also, I helped my daughter make a difference by sending over 60 pounds of handmade blankets to the Younique Foundation that supports adult survivors of sexual abuse. That is a foundation that we hold dear to our hearts, as well.
Qualifications and experience
- Clinical interest for patients
I really enjoy working with hearing aids. New technology allows me to address a variety of communication issues, and this is where I feel I get my biggest reward. I am often heard saying “I feel like I have the best job in the world”. I make a difference every day, and my patients are so appreciative of my work that they become friends. It really makes my whole heart happy.