I got into nursing 15 years ago, and have been an NP for 3 years now. I was inspired to get into the medical field after witnessing the great nursing care given to one of my close family members who was in the ICU. I was also inspired by my own mother, who was a nurse for 42 years before she retired. I have worked in various nursing fields, including ED, Neuro ICU, Interventional Radiology, and Cardiology. For the last 3 years as an NP, I’ve been working in a very busy Internal Medicine practice specializing in primary care. I enjoy getting to know my patients and working collaboratively with them to achieve and maintain wellness. I believe in empowering my patients to make proactive decisions regarding their care plans and their health. I have a passion for weight management and will be working towards a certification in Obesity Medicine. This will enable me to help patients achieve their weight loss goals in a safe, medically managed way. I will also work towards menopause certification in the future.
My Bachelor of Science in Nursing is from Northern Kentucky University, and my Masters of Science in Nursing is from University of Cincinnati. I am board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I am a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
I recently moved back to the Cincinnati area with my husband and three children. I enjoy cooking, exploring new parks with my family, bike riding, hiking, running, and gardening.