I believe that every member of our community deserves access to excellent healthcare. After several years of working in insurance-based primary care clinics, I became frustrated with never getting as much time as I would have liked to spend with my patients. Variations in insurance coverage from one patient to the next caused limitations dictating how I could care for my patients. Pressure from health care administrators to see as many patients as possible limited my time, preventing thorough and adequate follow up. On a daily basis, I see primary care become more and more fragmented with a minimal level of personal connection.
I started this Direct Primary Care clinic in Carmel, Indiana to be able to provide more comprehensive and personalized primary care. I believe patients and providers alike deserve a personal connection with one another in order to foster a healthcare partnership. With the Direct Primary Care model, I can fully focus on your needs and build a lasting relationship with you without any limitations or outside pressures.
The nursing model of healthcare focuses on getting to know the patient as a sum of a whole system of parts. As a nurse practitioner with my own DPC clinic, I want to take primary care back to its roots with the main focus being on you — my patient. Personalized primary care is my goal for you and your family.
I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and have been a proud Hoosier since birth. I was born and raised in Columbus, IN and received my Bachelors’ in Biology from Indiana University. After a few years in a corporate setting, I earned my Master’s in Nursing from DePaul University. Then, I received my Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Frontier Nursing University. Throughout my nursing career, I have practiced in the hospital, urgent care and family practice settings.
I live in Carmel with my husband and three children. I love cooking, especially over an open campfire. Also, I enjoy riding my spin bike, working in my garden/yard, practicing yoga and playing tennis. But most importantly, I love meeting new people, building lasting relationships, helping my community, and putting smiles on your face.