I’m a cancer care practitioner with 25 years of experience caring for those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. In this time, I have extensive experience in helping survivors regain their health and strength after treatment is completed. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Nevada, Reno earning a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and working for 8 years as a bedside nurse. I went on to pursue a Masters of Science from the University of California, San Francisco where my focus was oncology nursing and allowing myself to practice as an oncology clinical nurse specialist. I loved this role, but knew I could do more. Which is why I completed a post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate through the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Because of my interest in understanding integrative and root cause medicine, I have completed courses through the Institute of Functional Medicine as well as completed the Integrative Oncology Scholars Program through the University of Michigan. Additionally, I am a graduate of Dr. Nasha Winters’ Practitioners Metabolic Approach to Cancer program which has broadened my knowledge and strengthened my ability to assess each patient and confidently recommend the best steps forward.
I am passionate about helping people optimize their health during and after cancer treatment, develop further resilience for life and improve day to day functioning. Through a deep dive into your health, I explore in detail your story, health history, challenges and obstacles that prevent you from regaining your health. I believe that health is not just the absence of disease. Health is the ability to adapt to the demands placed upon us. It is the feeling of vitality, adaptability and energy to deal with the daily demands of life. When we feel stronger and healthier it feels easier to live a more happy and abundant life.
I combine principles of Integrative and Functional Medicine to find and highlight possible underlying triggers and causes of your symptoms, side effects of treatment and discomfort. I will look at the possible nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be contributing to your symptoms/illness. Upon completion of the deep dive into your health, I will then customize a health, restoration, recovery and resilience plan tailored to your specific needs as an individual. I make sure that the interventions are uniquely tailored to you.
My focus is always to take a holistic approach to developing the best plan of care for each patient. And through telemedicine, I am able to work with patients in different parts of the country.
|Practice Restrictions||No pediatric patients. Must be 18 years or older.|
|Mistletoe Trained:||Yes, I am Trained in Mistletoe|
Mental & Emotional aspects of cancer
Wellness & cancer prevention