Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Charleston Southern University
Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner at Walden University
What makes you different from other ID providers? "I believe face-to-face time is the most beneficial part of any healthcare job, for the provider and patient. It gives the patient time to receive needed information about their condition, and it gives the provider an opportunity to evaluate barriers and availability of necessary resources. It affords dynamic care for social, emotional, and physical aspects of health. I like to spend some extra time with my patients."
What are your interests within infectious diseases? "I really enjoy HIV care. Getting to know the patients, setting patients up with community resources, helping to kick the stigma . . . it's rewarding."
What is your favorite quote? "The purpose of life is to discover your gift and the meaning of life is in giving it away." - David Viscott
What do you like to do outside of work? "Spend time with my family. My husband, Nathan, is a fire captain, and my two little girls are my heart. I enjoy anything outdoors: going to the beach, hiking, fishing, catching some live music, and watching movies with my girls on their weekly movie night."
If you could spend the day with anyone in the world (dead or alive), who would it be?
What would you do for a living if you weren't a healthcare provider? "I always knew I wanted to be in healthcare. It has been a passion of mine. If am not too old when my healthcare career is done, I could see myself being a travel blogger or maybe a photographer."
We just want to thank all of our patients, referring providers, and our community for bearing with us during this most difficult and unprecedented time in our infectious diseases' careers. Our providers and staff have been spread thin since COVID emerged, spending almost 100% of their time treating the severely ill in our community hospitals up and down the coast of South Carolina. We are doing our best to get back in the office as quickly as possible. Please help us get there quicker by getting vaccinated. Thank you for your patience.