I have a special interest in preventive health focusing on nutrition, exercise, fitness and weight management. I appreciate the functional medicine approach because it focuses on why a disease is happening instead of simply treating the symptoms of a disease. I also love helping people who struggle with obesity. As someone who has struggled with weight gain, I understand the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while balancing different roles as a full time parent, spouse, and full time career. I also have interests and expertise in chronic disease management such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular health.
My background as a nurse is in critical care and cardiac nursing. I worked many years in some of the nation’s top hospitals including Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian hospital. I have worked in the home health and retail space as a nurse and nurse practitioner. I earned my doctoral degree in nursing practice (DNP) and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. I earned my Masters degree in Nursing from Maryville University in St Louis Missouri.
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