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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.

 

  • Accepted Insurance
    Aetna/Coventry
    Amerigroup
    BCBS (includes Network Blue, Premier Select Blue Choice, Heartland Blue Premier Select Blue Choice, MA)
    Elite Choice
    Healthsmart
    Heartland Blue
    Heritage Health
    Humana Choice Care
    Iowa Total Care
    Methodist Employee Healthplan
    Midlands Choice/Cigna
    Multiplan
    Nebraska Furniture Mart
    NE Medicine Employee Healthplan
    Nebraska Total Care
    NX Health
    O’Hara Work Comp
    Tricare
    UBH/Optum/UMR