Summit Provider

Locations

Summit Primary Care

601 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Phone:(717) 765-5060
Fax:(717) 765-5066

 

 

 

Specialties

Education

Certifications: 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

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Bio

Q: What led you to work in family care?

Answer: Originally, I was working at Shady Grove Family Care as a medical sectary. I later worked as a registered nurse on the Med/Surg floor at Waynesboro Hospital and then later transitioned to the Emergency Room.

After completing school to become a nurse practitioner, I knew I wanted to work in a wound clinic and be autonomous. I served as the Waynesboro Hospital Wound Care Committee Chairperson for several years. I eventually started to see myself in more of the family care role though.

Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?

Answer:  I grew up in Greencastle, so my family has kept me in the area. I spent a semester in Goshen, Indiana, when I was studying elementary education, but came home to change majors. At the time, I was commuting to school in Indiana with a girl who was in nursing. So when I came back home I decided to pursue that.

Q: What would you say is a common misconception about being a nurse practitioner?

Answer: Patients often confuse mid-levels - physician assistants and nurse practitioners - with physicians. But the truth is we can provide almost all the same services.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?

Answer:  I'm looking forward to working the brand new walk-in clinic in Waynesboro because of my emergency room background. I like the unknown, but I do like the helping patients with chronic disease management. The variety and balance is what I really enjoy. I'm looking forward to working with patients and developing that relationship.

Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?

Answer: I enjoy mostly outdoor activities, such as working in the yard in the summer and sledding in the winter. I also enjoy sewing and reading historical fiction.