What inspired you to get into medicine?
One of the great things about being in the medical and nursing field is having the chance to impact people positively. Now, as a nurse practitioner, I can expand my experience and practice in the communities Astera serves.
What do you enjoy most about working in the medical field?
The everyday challenges. It is kind of like being a modern-day detective with clues and information and examining the data to come up with the best answer for the patient. I enjoy using physical tools and everything that I have learned to interpret the data and come up with a diagnosis and treatment for the patient.
Why did you choose Astera Health?
Astera Health has a real family feel to it. I have developed excellent working relationships with the physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and other staff. They are very welcoming and one of the nicest groups of people I have ever met. I also want to continue to be an asset to the community I grew up in and help the people who influenced me throughout my life.
What do you enjoy doing in your downtime?
I enjoy camping with my wife. I have also started to get interested in gardening and woodworking. I like jogging and would like to get more into mountain biking.
What is an interesting, unique or fun thing that most people do not know about you?
I really enjoy trivia and other nerdy pursuits. I love learning new things and being open to the curveballs that life throws at you.