As a certified nurse practitioner in cognitive neurology, I work with a team who care for patients with cognitive impairments and various dementias including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
I enjoy working with patients to help them cope with what can be a very challenging diagnosis. I spend a lot of time educating and counseling patients, as well as their families, on what to expect in the future and how to deal with some of the changes they are facing.
I believe that involving the patients and families in healthcare discussions and decision making is vital to improving overall long-term patient outcomes. Education and counseling on chronic diseases and caregiver stress is essential to help improve coping skills and quality of life. Dementia impacts many people beyond just the patient, and incorporating those people into the patient's individualized care plan is imperative.
I love Ohio State – I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees here. The care we provide is second to none and I love being a part of the team. Cutting edge research and patient care makes Ohio State a wonderful place to work.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling and reading.
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017, 2018
- Member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Ohio Association of Advance Practice Nurses and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Chair, Advance Practice Provider Council, 2016 – 2017; co-chair, 2015 – 2016
- Member, Nurse Practitioner Council, 2012 – present; chair, 2014 – 2015; co-chair 2013 – 2014
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Alzheimer Disease
- Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Memory Disorders
- Frontotemporal Dementia
Education and Training
Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
9/30/2007 - 6/14/2009
American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Family Nurse Practitioner
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