Q: What led you to work in your particular field of medicine?
Answer: Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner I was a registered nurse at the Chambersburg Hospital for many years. During my tenure as a staff nurse I was able to familiarize myself with several specialties in medicine. Urology was always very interesting to me with several aspects in patient care. After completing nurse practitioner school I knew this is where I wanted to spend my career practicing.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: I moved here over 10 years to start my nursing career. My wife is from here and has family in the area. After having children we decided that it would be a great place to raise our family. We enjoy having family so close and that the kids get to spend time with them.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about your particular field of medicine?
Answer: Urology is often considered a men's health specialty. While we do see a fair amount of men in our practice, we also have a significant amount of women as well. We also see several different urological conditions that extends well beyond kidney stones and prostate cancer.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I have worked in Franklin County for over 10 years. I am not a “city person” and I much prefer the relaxed nature that this area offers.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: I really enjoy the outdoors. We have some farm animals on our property (chickens, barn cats) with plans on getting others in the future. The kids really love the animals. My family and I recently started going camping and that has provided us with many great memories and experiences. I also like to go hunting, fishing, and hiking.