My approach to medicine is to help patients develop the skills and knowledge that they need to take good care of their bodies. I help patients identify the areas of their lives where they could use improvement and to take steps to help them live their best lives.
As a family nurse practitioner, I work with people to maintain good health or transform poor health into vibrant wellness with therapeutic lifestyle change, nutritional supplementation, medical & herbal therapies, manual therapy, intrarticular joint injections, IV nutritional therapy, medications and dry trigger point needling.
I also help patients let go of physical characteristics that stand between themselves and happiness by removing skin lesions via electrosurgery or cryosurgery, performing biopsies, removal of brown spots with Candela GentleLase alexandrite laser, removal of vascular lesions with Candela GentleYag medical laser, skin tightening with the Pelleve radiofrequency device, and removal of excess fat through laser liposuction with the Osyris Lipotherme. I support patients in looking and feeling their best with dermal fillers, botox neuromodulation, and platelet rich plasma injections.
This interest in healthcare developed at a young age. I grew up in a medical family. My mother was a CNA and my father a family practice physician. I worked as a certified pharmacy technician in a compounding pharmacy 1995-2010. Later, I went to massage school and became an orthopedic massage therapist 2001-2012. I worked as a Critical Care RN 2011-2013.
Board certifications include: Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified by AANP; Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified by AANC; Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse-Board Certified by AHNA.