As a pulmonary medicine and acute care nurse practitioner, I specialize in managing patients with conditions like asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and COPD. I currently serve as the patient support group leader for pulmonary fibrosis.
Through patient education, I share my expertise in order to broaden a patient’s understanding of his or her disease process, which results in improved outcomes and quality of life.
I’ve been working at Ohio State since 1993, when I was hired as the clinical nurse specialist in the Cardiac Care Unit. As a former OSU graduate, and lifelong Buckeye, returning to Ohio State seemed like a perfect fit.
When I’m not working, I like to spend as much time as possible boating and being out on the water. I’m active in my local gym and work out three to four times a week. Also, I’m working with my dog, a goldendoodle, as he finishes his Therapy Dog International training.
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2017, 2019
- Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Satisfaction, 2015
- Board & Columbus regional co-chair, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN)
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification, 2002
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Lung Diseases, Interstitial
- Communicable Diseases
- Respiratory Tract Infections
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Respiration Disorders
- Scleroderma, Systemic
- Arrhythmias, Cardiac
- Airway Obstruction
- Tobacco Use Cessation
- Asthma, Exercise-Induced
- Bronchial Diseases
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Bronchitis, Chronic
- Respiratory Insufficiency
- Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
- Pulmonary Emphysema
- Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary
- Tachycardia, Sinus
Education and Training
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
6/5/1990 - 8/7/1992
Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
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