I strive to improve and enhance the quality of life of patients and their families with serious, life-threatening illnesses through complex symptom management and emotional support. My goal is to provide a holistic approach to caring for individuals that encompasses physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care while maintaining dignity and hope.
I believe that palliative care is an invaluable service to anyone going through a serious illness. I worked as an ICU nurse for several years and experienced many difficult and heartbreaking situations. When I I became a nurse practitioner, I wanted to continue to care for patients and ease their pain and symptoms while helping them understand their illness. I want to help patients work through difficult situations and ensure that both patients and their families understand their illness so that they can make informed decisions.
When I’m not at the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, exploring Colorado, watching college football and reading books.
Qualifications and experience
- Hospice and Palliative Internal Medicine
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests include both inpatient and outpatient palliative medicine and end-of-life care.
- Research interest for patients
Research interests include pain and symptom management, new and effective ways to communicate goals of care, and increasing knowledge related to the impact of palliative care in the community.