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I enjoy helping people and being a RN Care Coordinator (RNCC). I listen to learn about a person and their chronic condition. Together we take it step-by-step and work as a team with the Primary Care Physician or Nurse Practitioner by putting the patient at the center of the team. Some people like to bring a family member to appointments and I encourage that as another set of eyes and ears can really help. A health history is important and so much information is exchanged that an extra listener and even 'note taker' can really be helpful.
As a RNCC, I can guide patients to consider lifestyle choices, community classes, county programs and many other things, but they are the ones to do the hard work to improve or stay healthy. Self-care, dignity and normalization are main principles that guide my practice and I believe that personal health is quite an intimate aspect of of person's life which requires respect and appreciation for each unique person.
The Family Medicine Patient Partner group is chaired by me every month and and I love hearing ideas and input from the patient's point of view . Patients are an underused resource and Patient Centered Care is a new movement and shift in healthcare that I welcome for easier and better care.
Practicing Since: 1972
Accepting New Patients: Yes
St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
2002 Master’s degree in Public Health Nursing, University of Minnesota.
1997 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, University of Minnesota.
1984 Associate degree in Nursing, Normandale Community College.
1972 LPN graduate Hennepin Technical College.
Inducted in 1997 to Sigma Theta Tau International, International Honor Society of Nursing.
Presented: Patients as Partners poster, 2005 Sigma Theta Tau conference
Author/Publisher/Small business owner: Bridgeton HealthWays Journal a lifelong health record for patients
I grew up in Robbinsdale Minnesota with my twin sister and educator parents. My husband, John, and I now live in a townhouse in Edina and we have been married for 25 years. He works at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute as an ILS Supervisor.
We have 2 grown sons, a daughter-in-law and 2 adorable grandchildren.
We enjoy road trips and music and like to combine both of these for fun!