July 31, 2018
Twelve years. I originally accepted a six-month temporary position here as an overnight ER nurse in 2006. My family and I fell in love with the Island, so we decided to move here. I joined the primary care team at the hospital six months ago.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am fortunate to have three of my four children, two grandchildren, and my mom living here on the Island
Like other N.P.s and M.D.s on the Island, I have an interest in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tick-borne illness. At the recent hospital forum, some members of the community had expressed frustration about their experience as patients with Lyme disease. I am happy to report that this has prompted us to begin the process of assessing the needs of those affected, as well as identifying a specialty care resource we may be able to utilize to better support and educate our patients and providers.
I truly enjoy partnering with patients to help them to identify the root cause of their illness, and assist them with a treatment plan that helps them to meet their individual health goals.