Location: Swope Health Services – Belton

Patients should know…

Social determinants of health, such as the inability to pay or lack of health insurance coverage, can hinder many individual’s ability to obtain healthcare. However, Swope Health’s premise is to break down these barriers.

I have been given the gift of education and knowledge and I believe it is my duty to use these productively to make a difference in the lives of people who need the most help.

As your primary care provider, I can offer you healing, health promotion, and education and I am dedicated to providing you with the best high quality evidenced-based care. In turn, it is my hope to improve patient outcomes and inevitably, the health of the community. As my patient, it is my goal to provide you with an individualized care plan, continuity of care, and health literacy to help with the shared decision-making process.

Education

University of Kansas Medical Center: Doctor of Nursing; Research College of Nursing: Bachelor of Nursing; Kansas State University; Bachelor of Science-Microbiology. Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Primary Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses through University of Kansas School of Nursing.

Experience

Joined Swope Health in July 2021. Prior to Swope Health, since 2013 worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics-Kansas Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic Ambulatory Registered Nurse: Ambulatory/Outpatient Care.

Background and passions

My hometown is Kona, Hawaii.

Personal interests outside of work: Any activity involving the outdoors and exercise (hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, jogging, etc.). Current goal: to bike across Kansas.

My longstanding professional and personal goal, which is to provide high quality medical care at an advanced level to a community that has the highest need.