What led you to choose a career as a cardiology provider?
Cardiology has a remarkable combination of acute and chronic conditions that allows me to work on both ends of the spectrum. I love being able to educate my patients on their specific disease course along with teaching key prevention strategies.
What do you find most rewarding about working with patients?
Spending time educating my patients about their illnesses can be very rewarding. It gives me the opportunity to help them better understand their individual needs and help them set their health care goals.
What can patients expect from an appointment?
My goal for our visit is to make sure you are listened to and I fully understand your concerns and goals. I strive to give my patients a clear explanation and instructions about their condition. You will receive care, concern and compassion to make sure you feel heard.
What drew you to Olympic Medical Center and the Olympic Peninsula?
My husband and I previously lived in Seattle. We spent many weekends out on the Peninsula and have always wanted to live here. After graduating from my Nurse Practitioner program, we decided to make a permanent move and are very happy to call Port Angeles our home.
How can you apply your training, education and experience to best serve your patients?
Over the past ten years I have worked with cardiovascular patients on the telemetry floor and extensively in a Cardiac Care Unit (CCU). Through these experiences, I played an important role in improving health outcomes for my patients, through education and advocacy. I look forward to using my past knowledge and experience to care for my patients here on the Olympic Peninsula.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
My husband and I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. We enjoy hiking, fishing and paddleboarding. We also love traveling and experiencing new cuisines.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself that patients might be surprised to learn?
We have four dogs – two Newfoundlands and two miniature Australian shepherds.