A Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of Oregon holds a Masters or Doctoral degree in advanced practice Nursing; As an NP I provide independent high-quality healthcare services. The independence I have as a NP allows me to evaluate, diagnose, treat and follow-up on care for my patients. I order diagnostic testing and prescribe medications, refer for specialty consults as a part of my practice.
Since 1982 I have specialized in Women’s Health Care, covering the life span of health needs for women ranging from adolescence to elderly women. In 1998 I added the Family NP component, adding care for men and children. Now I diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems for all ages of people.
Besides clinical care my focus as a NP includes health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. All these aspects of care help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices. My goal is to create a partnership in health with patients who choose to see me for their healthcare.
I participate in the care of cash paying patients as well as on the provider panels for Private, State
and Federally funded health insurance plans.
I bring to the practice PIH & SM a more traditional approach, one which could be defined as western medicine/healthcare. Over the years of practice as a NP and because of the Integrative component of our business I have developed a deep appreciation for the multi-dimensional aspects of needs and care for our patients.