Q: What led you to work in primary care?
Answer: I previously worked in Chambersburg Hospital's Critical Care Unit for 13 years and wanted to continue working as a nurse. I decided to become a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner for primary care because I like the contact with the patients.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: I'm originally from Shippensburg and I liked the idea of staying here to serve community members.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about primary care?
Answer: A common misconception is that you only need to come in when you are sick. One of the most important things you can do for your health is to schedule annual wellness exams with your provider.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I love knowing that I'm helping people from the community stay healthy and making a difference in peoples' lives. I'm one of eight children and it's hard to find someone who doesn't know a member of my family. I'm hoping that familiarity will give patients comfort when I'm caring for them.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: I've been working and in school for 2.5 years so, free time is a novel concept for me. I have two children, two dogs, and am getting married in June so, spending time with family is important to me. I also like to read when I have time.