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I grew up in South Sioux City, NE and went to College of St. Mary for my undergraduate degree. I received two graduate degrees from Creighton: a Master of Science to become a Nurse Practitioner and a Master of Education to be a Clinical Nursing Specialist, educating all levels of nurses. I also completed a post-graduate fellowship in Psycho-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York.

I bring 25+ years of experience caring for and treating chronic and acute mental illnesses in adult patients (19 and older), some with multiple medical chronic illnesses — cancer, lung disease, multiple sclerosis, etc. I specialize in Medical Psychiatry with an emphasis in Psycho-Oncology, a sub-specialty that addresses the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of going through cancer: How are you coping with your illness? Who in your life is affected? I assess your needs, prescribe medication to treat symptoms (if appropriate), and create a treatment plan to improve your quality of life.

When you come to see me expect to be heard and count on my compassion and understanding. It’s a privilege to get to know my patients.

 

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    AETNA BH
    AMERIGROUP
    BCBSNE NETWORK BLUE, SELECT BLUE CHOICE, MA
    COVENTRY NATIONAL/FIRST HEALTH
    ELITE CHOICE
    HEALTHSMART
    HUMANA CHOICE CARE
    HUMANA MA
    MEDICA ELEVATE (MIDLANDS CHOICE)
    MIDLANDS CHOICE
    MHNet
    MULTIPLAN
    NX HEALTH
    NX HEALTH – COSTCO
    O’HARA WORK COMP
    UNITED HEALTH CARE
    TRICARE