- Fellowship: UPMC Altoona Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
- Residency: Altoona Family Physicians Family Medicine Residency Program
- Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- College: Gannon University
Education & Training
I am the palliative program director for the palliative fellowship. I also still see patients at our Williamsburg office. For the residency I am in charge of the geriatric rotation where residents have two continuity patients that they follow at a local nursing home. I also am in charge of the community family medicine rotation where the residents, as interns, get to spend time with local community agencies to learn about resources available in our area for the benefit of our patients. I am the controlled substance committee president where we review charts of patients on controlled substances and make recommendations to ensure CDC guidelines are being followed and safe prescribing habits are being enforced. I also am the main lecturer for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine didactic curriculum including organizing the mock board exam for third-year residents getting ready to take their boards. I, additionally, precept second and third-year D.O. residents when they are in OMT clinic. I am on the AFP CPI committee where we help mentor residents as they progress through their CPI project. Finally, I do the office schedules for both the Altoona and Williamsburg office helping to ensure that we are meeting ACGME guidelines for each rotation.
I also serve as a representative for AFP on the cancer committee, patient safety committee, and ethics committee.
I love playing volleyball and have coach a travel team in the past. I also love football, baseball, and spending time with my family and friends
I enjoy working at AFP because it allows me the flexibility to practice in a variety of areas in medicine. I can do inpatient palliative consults, inpatient medicine rounds, see outpatient family medicine patients in Williamsburg and still practice full-spectrum family medicine, precept the residents in the office, see patients in the outpatient palliative clinic, and see patients in the nursing home setting. I am also able to continue to perform OMT which is a very important part of my practice.