Why did you get into nursing?
I was not one who knew from childhood that I wanted to be a nurse. I did not start nursing school until I was in my mid 30s. When I considered nursing, my family and friends all agreed I would be a great nurse, I wasn't so sure….. but I applied to nursing school anyway and was accepted. I am grateful that I chose this route as it lead me to where I am today - in a career that I love!
What interests you most about your position as Nurse Practitioner with 25 Again?
That’s’ simple: our focus on disease prevention.
What does a typical day at 25 Again look like for you?
I review numerous lab results in order to determine the plan of care for the member. I get to spend time with my members- this is the best. I get to know them on a personal level. A typical day involves many conversations about what is important in the lives of my members and how we at 25 Again can help them fulfill on what is of importance and what really matters to them in their daily lives.
You have been with 25 Again a long time, what have you learned the most over the years?
Over the years what I have learned is treatment with hormone therapy provides greater benefits than I once thought. The more I provide this type of care, the more convinced I am of the benefits. I have also learned (even though I've known this to some degree for many years) patients/members want to be heard. So often I hear from our members they haven’t felt heard by health care professionals.
How does it make you feel when members come to you after being on the program with 25 Again and they start feeling 25 Again?
It is most rewarding. I have had members tell me they got their life back. I love hearing stories of how members become more active and can fully participate in their children/grandchildren’s lives. That is truly what matters the most.
What are some of the expected benefits of working with 25 Again?
Personally - Feeling 25 Again!! Having great energy, strength and stamina. Another benefit is
I get to work with like-minded people. People who believe in promoting wellness and
What are some of the unexpected benefits of working with 25 Again?
A level of satisfaction found in my work that I didn't know existed. Extensive training on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy from an expert in the nation.
What do you tell people that are unsure about hormone replacement therapy?
Before I tell them anything I listen to their concerns and the "why" behind their concerns. Sometimes it has to do with a family member having cancer or maybe it's they’ve heard hormones cause cancer. Once I discover their concern, I use evidence based research in layman's terms to alleviate any misconceptions they may have over the safety of hormone therapy. It is important for the member to understand the difference between synthetic and bio-identical hormones.
What do you do in your spare time?
Here are a few of my passions: attend seminars, read, study, serve as a board member for a non-profit corp, be with family(I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren), go on dates with my husband, yoga, walk/run/hike, travel and pray and meditate