It is absolutely clear in this day and age that we have nothing without good health. For the last 16 years I have been part of a very small group of health care providers devoted to evaluating hormone levels in patients. By using a holistic approach, I have worked to decrease their risk for illness, provide symptom relief, and improve their overall wellbeing. Every patient is unique and I am passionate about listening to their stories, taking their health concerns seriously, and partnering with them to meet their health goals.
My medical education started at home in rural Pennsylvania. I was lucky to grow up in a family that valued eating whole foods with a mother who prepared almost everything from scratch. We were fortunate to have a large garden in the summer and I reaped the health benefits of growing our own plants and food. I now realize the invaluable health rewards of growing up not eating highly processed foods and having an active, loving childhood! I always knew that I would be a healthcare provider, but I was never sure what role I wanted to pursue.
I went on to graduate in 1994 from the Pennsylvania State University (WE ARE!) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. I subsequently went back to graduate school in order to pursue a more impactful role and graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner from a collaborative program between George Mason University and the George Washington University School of Medicine. I have continued to further my education in integrative, anti-aging, and conventional medicine by attending conferences, completing certifications in HRT, intermittent fasting, aesthetics, and by studying with experts in my field. On a daily basis I listen to expert podcasts regarding all aspects of health optimization and continue to read everything I can get my hands on about extending the human health-span.