Wanna know a lil somethin’ somethin’ about me in 60 seconds? Yer welcome…
I’m your personal Nurse Practitioner! Doesn’t matter what your question is about health, you are gonna get a clear, easy-to-understand, no bullshit answer from me. We ALL have stuff we are too scared to ask our doctor, and guess what – now you don’t have to. Just “Ask The NP” and I promise to keep it casual, keep it real and keep it all about YOU!
Some boring “blah, blah, blah” stuff about me:
I grew up in the Midwest, beginning my professional career in marketing & promotions for a radio station group in Des Moines. It’s where I fell in love with media and communicating. But I knew I needed more. I moved to Chicago and found myself working on a career as a PR and communications professional, eventually for awesome companies like PepsiCo. During this journey, however, I had a tiny voice in my head saying “you want to be in healthcare.” That damn tiny voice just kept getting louder until I finally decided to listen to it! So, I went back to school to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
That other tiny voice wouldn’t shut up either. I knew that I wanted to merge my media background with my medical background. And that’s how Ask The NP came to be. Trudging into the doctor’s office is the last place we want to be if we don’t have to, so what do we all do instead? We go to “Dr. Google” and get a bunch of crappy information that is usually WRONG!
You need someone on social media that you can trust to give you the right information about your health. I’m your guy!
More boring stuff about me:
I’m a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner currently practicing as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist in Los Angeles. I have more than 6 years critical care experience as an RN in various Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers in Chicago and Los Angeles. Which basically means I’ve seen a lot of crazy shit.
One last thing:
I’m also published in peer-reviewed medical & nursing journals as an expert in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (The Nurse Practitioner, May 2015) and Narcolepsy (Consultant 360 Magazine, July 2015).