1511 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown PA, 15904 Primary Care
1. What is your specialty?
My specialty is Internal Medicine, I enjoy working with the elderly as well as teenagers. I find even small changes can impact their lives immensely.
2. Why did you want to become a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)?
I wanted to become a CRNP to follow the natural progression of my nursing career. I love working with patients and felt that I could be a positive influence in their lives in a professional manner. My true love is helping people be the best they can be.
3. What is one aspect of the job that you find rewarding?
The most rewarding part of my job is when a patient has been started on a new treatment and they come in and tell me that the treatment was life changing. This is what I strive for every single day.
4. In your opinion, what’s the future of your field?
The future of CRNP’s is wide open. We are looking at a positive change beginning with full practice authority within our state in the next few years. This will enable NP’s to have a more active role in the community and help the community with the lack of physicians within the area. I value my physicians and their expertise, and will continue with that valuable role to enhance and grow my practice.
5. What do you do to achieve work/life balance?
My weekends are sacred. I do not work on the weekends, I spend this time with my family. I enjoy spending time with my three puppies, and the outdoors. By backing off work two days a week I find that I can come to work on Monday refreshed and motivated.
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