My goal has always been to help people. In my career, I have been able to help people through the care that I provided as a nurse, and now as a family nurse practitioner. As your healthcare provider, I feel that building a relationship is an important part of a successful healthcare partnership. Through this partnership, we can establish a plan to work on your health goals. Through developing long-term partnerships with my patients, I am able to watch them grow, regain their health, maintain their health, and have the best quality of life possible. I feel that it is important to try to take a preventative approach to healthcare rather than reactive, hopefully preventing health problems through healthy lifestyle choices. Early detection of health issues can help aid in successful treatment. My goal is to provide knowledgeable, up-to-date and compassionate care to patients across the lifespan. I try to bring practicality, calm, empathy, humor and a smile to every patient interaction.
I am married, and we have two teenagers. My family enjoys camping, hiking, paddle boarding, traveling, going to the drive-in, and being together. Like I recommend for my patients, I try to have a good balance between my work life and home life. I believe that we’re all a work in progress!
Qualifications and experience
- Adolescent Medicine, Child and Teen Health, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health and Behavior, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care, Seniors' Health, Wellness and Lifestyle, Women's Health
- Languages spoken
University of Northern Colorado (2018)
University of Northern Colorado (2003)
Bachelor of Science
Colorado State University (1999)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner 2018
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interest is providing the most cohesive, up to date, collaborative, and compassionate care to my patients across the lifespan. I enjoy the variety of care and relationships that family medicine provides and feel that I truly do learn something new every day! Due to the broad nature of practicing in family medicine, I feel that it is imperative to be constantly updating my knowledge base in order to provide the best care to my patients. Based on the patient's specific needs, I can provide the care and education needed to the patient as well as provide additional appropriate resources. As a primary care provider, my goal is to be the patient's heath care home and help coordinate my patient's health care needs.
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