Education: University of Missouri
Healthcare is in my blood. I was 5 years old when my dad was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He called me his "little nurse" and I took that job very seriously. Not only did the title stick, but it also became the driving force behind my career. After a long battle, In which I was forced to drop out of school to care for him, my father passed. The journey forward was challenging. I worked hard to obtain my GED, then my medical assistant certificate. Following that, I decided to pursue my nursing career, receiving my ADN, BSN, and finally, my master's to fulfill my dream of becoming an advanced practice nurse.
Now, I walk into work every day and treat my patients with the friendliness, attention to detail, and skill I wish every healthcare provider had shown my father, mother, and sister, who all passed away during my educational journey to nursing. My most important attribute in providing care is my ability to listen to my patients. You are a part of the healthcare team.
If I wasn't a nurse practitioner, I'd be working in health and fitness as a personal trainer or health coach. We only have one body and I believe in treating it as one of our most precious gifts.
During my downtime you'll find me in the gym or hanging out with my husband and three children.
I can’t wait to become a part of your healthcare team!