About Me

As a Certified Nurse Practitioner in the Podiatry Department, I specialize in diabetic foot exams as well as toenail trimming and callus debridement. I assist patients with general foot care and focus on preventative measures to reduce their risk for foot complications related to diabetes. Educating the patient is an important part of what I do as I have been a nurse for over 25 years. Empowering the patient to be an active part of their care is very important to me.

I can manage and treat foot issues such as Fungal toenails, Athletes foot, neuropathy and pre-ulcerative lesions. I can provide prescriptions for Diabetic shoes and custom orthotics and refer patients with more complicated issues such as foot wounds, deformities, infections, or significant pain to our team of Physicians.

I chose to come to Ohio State because of its excellent reputation and collaborative environment. I enjoy working with a great team of professionals dedicated to providing the best patient care at a medical center that offers an abundance of resources to make it all possible.

When I’m not working I love spending time with my husband, our two teenagers and friends. We enjoy traveling together and attending various sporting events.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
8/21/2013 - 5/7/2017

Academic Information

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My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

57 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

    Very nice Lady!

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020


  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    They took good care of me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2019

    Very helpful, listens and has worked with me all the way through my back issues

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

    I really appreciate how Tonya Define worked with me on my plan of care. She listened and made excellent suggesitons. I appreciate her positive outlook.

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

    Very pleasant. Introduced herself and shook hands. Listened carefully to what I had to say and then diagnosed the problem. Respectful. Reinforced my thoughts and decisions where appropriate.

  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

    My doctor was friendly and professional. I had a very good visit with her.

  • Reviewed on May 22, 2019

    just felt like I was being brushed off for oh everyone has that pain. which made me feel like she didn't think it was as bad as I was saying.

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