Nurse Practitioner-Palliative Medicine

Hospice of the Chesapeake

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing-University of Michigan, Clinical Nurse Specialist Master’s Degree in Nursing-University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio TX, Post Masters Family Practice Nurse Practitioner Certificate-California State University, Fresno CA.

What is your approach to patient care?
Patient and Family Centered care empowering individuals to make informed decisions regarding their health and well-being.

What types of patients do you see?
I see patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life.

How is your practice different from others?
My focus is on quality of life, pain and symptom management, and end-of-life care with a comprehensive team approach.

Are you from this area?
No, I was born in Chicago and grew up in Germany and Japan. We moved to Annapolis MD two- years ago from Virginia Beach, VA. Prior to that I lived in California (three different times), Colorado, Michigan, Florida, and Texas.

What do you enjoy most about being a nurse practitioner?
I very much enjoy meeting patients and families and hearing the stories of their lives. I strive to make a positive difference in each person’s life and feel blessed to have the opportunity to provide support and care during a difficult time.