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Education:
University of Alabama- Bachelor of Science
University of South Alabama- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of South Alabama- Master of Science in Nursing

Board certification:
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board- Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Why did you choose to practice pediatrics?
I have always loved the pediatric population. My Mom is also a pediatric nurse practitioner so hearing her stories and seeing the impact she makes on her patients and their family’s lives was something I wanted to be a part of as well.

What is most rewarding about your work?
Even though the children we see are sick and not feeling their best, they always have a smile on their face and that makes what we do worth it. I love being part of the equation in helping kids get better and back to their normal activities.

When working with your patients and their families, what is your approach?
I take the time to really listen to the parent or guardian but most importantly my patient. I want the environment to feel comfortable which allows for trust between provider and patient/family.

How do you stay healthy and happy?
I try to spend time outside every day, either with my goldendoodle or myself. I love spending time with friends and family. I decompress after a long stretch of work by listening to podcasts, reading, or doing physical activity. I enjoy going to the beach, living on the gulf coast we are blessed.

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