All the shit you’re too scared to ask your MD!

All the shit you’re too scared to ask your MD!

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About Me

Nothing is more valuable than your health. And nothing has more impact on your daily life than social media.

Listen, physicians are amazing. They are among the most trusted and knowledgeable professionals on earth. But sometimes, the white coat, stethoscope, hour-long wait, stuffy office, and medical terminology are overwhelming. Those very physicians end up being the LAST person we want to ask our most embarrassing questions!

That’s where Ask The NP comes in!

I’m a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner currently practicing as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist in Los Angeles. I have more than 7 years critical care experience between the ER and ICU. Which basically means I’ve seen a lot of crazy shit. So bring on your questions, because it’s all about empowering you to be your healthiest!

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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist – 12/2014 – Present
Current admitting privileges:
California Hospital Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
St. Francis Hospital Medical Center Lynwood, CA
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood, CA

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology /Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, 05/2014
UIC Department of Nursing Science Outstanding Master’s Student Award, 2014
UIC Chancellor’s Student Service & Leadership Award, 2011

Drake University
Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, 5/2000

Nursing Licensure
California Advanced Practice Registered Nursing License
California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number Certificate
California Registered Nursing License
Illinois Registered Nursing License number

Certifications
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (ANCC)
Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR)

Publications
Effective management of ARDS. The Nurse Practitioner. (October 2014)
Narcolepsy: An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment. Consultant 360. (July 2015)

Registered Nurse – Emergency Department
07/2011 – 11/2014
University of Illinois Hospital Chicago, IL
USC Verdugo Hills Emergency Department Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Presence Resurrection Medical Center Emergency Department (ED) Chicago, IL

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE
PepsiCo – Communications Manager 10/2007 – 12/2009, Chicago, IL
PepsiCo – Sr. Project Coordinator, 01/2006 – 10/2007, Chicago, IL
Chicago Games Inc. – Sports & Events Marketing Manager, 09/2004 – 01/2006, Chicago, IL
MSDSonline Inc. – Account Executive, 09/2001 – 09/2004, Chicago, IL
Des Moines Radio Group – Promotions & Marketing Manager, 03/2000 – 05/2001, Des Moines, IA

VOLUNTEER/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES
Featured in a national television, radio and print advertising campaign for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2013
Graduate Representative, Urban Health Program College of Nursing Student Association, 2012-2013
Panelist and guest speaker, Inter-professional Healthcare Career Workshop, 2012
Delegate, 3rd Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference, including post-event summary publication in the UIC College of Nursing/Urban Health Program newsletter, 2011
Mentor, UIC College of Nursing GEP Program, 2012 – 2014
Volunteer, Urban Health Program Health Professions Conference, 2011
Volunteer, UIC Urban Health Program at-risk youth outreach, 2010
Member, UIC College of Nursing Urban Health Program, 2010 – 2014
Member, Chicagoland Chapter of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team, 2009-2011
Volunteer, American Red Cross evacuation and housing efforts during Central Iowa flooding, 1999
Volunteer, United Methodist Church disaster response efforts in Mound City, MO, including evacuation, rescue, housing and rebuilding efforts, 1993

To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
– Buddha