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Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are an integral part of our team to help offer you effective and timely medical care.

I focus on providing quality and professional orthopedic, sports medicine, and preventative health care services to all of my patients. Working with our team of orthopedic surgeons, I take medical histories, examine patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and X-rays, and diagnose patients both in the clinical and hospital setting. I also treat injuries and assist in orthopedic surgeries.

As a Nurse Practitioner I actively help fulfill Heartland Orthopedic Specialists’ goal, which is to return our patients to an active lifestyle in the shortest time possible.

I was born and raised in the Chicago land area and relocated to Starbuck in 2007. I have an extensive background in operating room nursing, and have spent the last two years focusing on orthopedic conditions as a nurse practitioner. I am excited to join Heartland Orthopedic Specialists as their first dedicated provider in the Willmar area, and feel my extensive background in the operating room gives me a strong understanding of how to help patients in the clinical setting. My interests include activities such as working with the family horses, dogs, and macaw parrot, along with outdoor activities such as gardening and fishing.

Education

  • Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 2005
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Certification

  • Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), CNOR
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), APRN - BC

Memberships

  • Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), CNOR
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), APRN - BC
  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

Medical Practice

  • Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, MN, 2007 - 2008
  • Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, Alexandria, MN, 2008 - Present