- National Certification Corporation - Women's Health
- Kaplan Univeristy, Nurse Practitioner, FL, 2013
- Grand Valley State University, Nursing, MI, 1997
- City College of New York, Internal Medicine, NY, 1982
My background as a nurse practitioner began in Women's Health, under a grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at the Health Department in Owosso, MI. I spent over three years screening for and Educating women about early signs of cervical cancer.
I later obtained my MSN in Adult Gerontology, where I would spend the latter part of my career in the hospital setting as a nurse practitioner hospitalist and advanced practice provider in Neurology. The field of Neurology provided a multitude of experiences in cognitive impairment, migraines, neuropathy, stroke and promoting patient Education in early recognition of signs and symptoms of stroke, within a multi-disciplinary team.
During my experience in Neurology, evolved an interest in pain management and substance use disorder, where I am currently practicing. While the consensus of pain and addiction is difficult, my goal is to establish a good patient-clinician rapport while promoting trust and understanding.
"I pledge to use my skills and knowledge to inspire and embrace diversity, recognize and respect everyone's uniqueness, endorse education and foster care with dignity, irrespective of race, color, class or sexual orientation."