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My Areas of Practice
Primary Care Pediatrics, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Pediatric Medical Home
The Foundation of my practice is the long-term relationship I form with my patients and their families and that is also the most rewarding part of my job. I view the process of providing care as a partnership and I strive to empower the patient and their family to take an active role in their health care. I believe having good access to your provider and open lines of communication are key. It is important to me to be a good listener because the needs or goals of one particular patient may not be the same as for the next patient; there is no "one size fits all" approach to providing good pediatric care.
My background in and additional role as a Pediatric Medical Home Care Coordinator gives me the opportunity to serve children with special health care needs. I am passionate about making sure that these families don't get "lost in the shuffle." In working with children with chronic conditions, this role allows me to serve as a primary contact point, advocate, and informational resource for the patient and their family. What differentiates this role from my work as a traditional health care provider is its multi-disciplinary approach to make sure the child's comprehensive needs are met, including working with specialists, community programs and resources, and school systems.
I work with pediatric patients of all ages (newborns to adolescents) and with families across a diverse range of cultural and familial backgrounds.
Practicing Since: 2012
Accepting New Patients: Yes
13688 Rogers Drive
Rogers, MN 55374
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner : Master of Arts in Nursing-College of Saint Catherine
St. Paul, MN
Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse: University of Minnesota-School of Nursing
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
I was born and raised in the West Metro and so it was important for me to end up back here to live, work, and raise a family. In my time away from Park Nicollet, you'll find me enjoying the outdoors (especially in the summer), running, golfing, and boating with my family and our black lab, Minnie. I am an avid football fan (Go Vikes!). I also volunteer and am involved with my church.