Q: What led you to work in your particular field of medicine?
Answer: I’ve always wanted to be in a field where I can help people and what better way than with food and nutrition! We may not have control over our genetics, but we mostly have control over what we eat. I love working with my patients and helping them achieve their health goals through healthy eating and being active.
I also have a special love for working with diabetics and integrating diabetes technology to improve quality of life. My best friend has had Type 1 Diabetes for over 30 years, and I’ve seen how her life has changed for the better after being on an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: In 2010, I joined Summit Health with Tracey Wiley, CRNP, BC-ADM. We started Summit Diabetes and Nutrition Services and were excited to join the team of educators who welcomed us. Since then we have grown to where we are now at Summit Endocrinology. We are happy to be here and serve the residents of Franklin County!
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about your particular field of medicine?
Answer: A common misconception as dietitians is that we act as “food cops” and will tell patients what they are doing wrong and/or what they can’t eat. That is not true at all! We deeply care about our patients, meeting them where they are at, and helping to create a personalized meal plan and setting realistic goals together.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I want to continue to provide high quality nutrition and diabetes education and empower patients to make healthy choices and lasting changes.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: I really enjoy traveling. I love being immersed in other cultures and experiences. It’s a beautiful world out there! I also enjoy cooking, doing yoga, and spending time with my family and friends.