Arizona State University, University of Phoenix
There was never a question about working in healthcare for me. It was always what I wanted to do. I became a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) in high school, then an MA (Medical Assistant) while in college. From there I got my Bachelor’s Degree and became an RN (Registered Nurse), which I enjoyed for 10 years. I then went back to get my Master’s Degree and became a Certified FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner), which I have been doing for the past 20 years. Besides being in the clinic, I also help educate future medical providers.
I first experienced Mountain Park Health Center when I was in training, and always knew that I wanted to be a part of this amazing organization. The staff here goes above and beyond for our patients every day. With our being a Community Health Center, we are able to offer multiple services and resources for our patients and their families. We are so much more than just a regular healthcare facility and I am so glad to be part of this team.
My patients will find that I am extremely thorough. I take time to listen to their past medical history, as well as their current situation, and then make sure they fully understand whatever conditions they may have, and how we are treating them together, as a team. I also believe that patient education is very important, and Mountain Park gives us the support to do that. We are able to treat the whole person here, not just the disease processes.
If I was not taking care of people in healthcare, I would be taking care of animals as a veterinarian. I love animals and do a lot of volunteer work, especially with dogs and horses. I also like to enjoy my free time spending time outdoors and with my family.