I have been a Nurse Practitioner since 2007 and have practiced in a variety of roles, but no role has given me as much joy and satisfaction as helping people live with less pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating and impact a person physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Not only does pain do this to the person, but also to their family and friends who watch them suffer. As a team, we at Pain Relief Partners have been able to help thousands of patients live life with lower levels of pain. As a nurse practitioner, I have administered over 30,000 injections to treat nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, and more. I have been on the receiving end of the treatments and found significant healing through the stem cell therapy, trigger point injections, chiropractic care, and decompression I have received at our clinic.
We understand that there are times when we will not be able to help a patient become completely pain free, and we do not offer false hope to patients about our ability to help them with their pain. However, the majority of people who have come to receive treatment at our clinic have found significant relief and have been able to live a higher quality of life and participate in activities that they have not been able to enjoy for years. Many people who come to see us have been told there is “nothing that can be done” to relieve their neuropathy symptoms, reduce their back or neck pain, or help them walk with decreased pain in their joints or feet. Often we are the “last stop” for a patient before they lose hope about finding relief or choose a more drastic and irreversible means of treatment such as surgery. I hope you will come to see us and give us the opportunity to do our best to help you lower your pain!
One of our goals is to reduce narcotic dependency in our community, and we work to partner with other local providers to reach as many people as we can and help them find narcotic-free pain relief. Look under our "Trusted Partners" to see who we refer to and recommend in our area.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, playing board games, enjoying the outdoors in our beautiful Pacific Northwest, working out, and participating in our house church, Crux Community.
*Azusa Pacific University: September 2004 to December 2007
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, December 2007
*Eastern Washington University: September 1996 to June 2001 Bachelor of Arts, Spanish *Fort Vancouver High School Graduate, 1996
*American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certification, 2008 to present *Institute for Functional Medicine Membership 2018 to present *Biotransformation Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019 *GI Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019 *Interventional Pain Management Conference with Ultrasound Guidance, Fluoroscopy, and Injection Training, 2019 *Annual International Conference: Pain, Stress, and Addiction, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019 *Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
*Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine Conference, 2018
*Trigger Point Injection Therapy Seminar and Clinical, 2017 *Ultrasound Guidance Training, 2017
*Stem Cell Training, 2017 *Injection Therapy Training, Tacoma, WA, 2016
*Pri-Med Medical Research Conference, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014
*OHSU Dermatology Conference, 2013
*Essential STD Male Exam Skills and Genital Dermatology Seminars, 2011 *American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference 2009, 2010
*AANP Dementia vs. Depression seminar, 2008
*1st and 2nd Annual Research Conferences at Azusa Pacific University, 2006, 2007 *10th Annual Southern California Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference, 2006
Awards, Memberships, and Honors:
*American Academy of Nurse Practitioner member (2008 to present) *Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Member (2017 to present)
*National Health Service Corps loan repayment recipient (September 2009 to September 2011)
*North County Wine Run Finisher (October 2011)
*Hood to Coast Relay Finisher and Driver (August 2010 and 2011)
*Portland Marathon Finisher (October 2009)
*PF Chang Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (January 2009)
*Pasadena Sprint Triathlon Finisher (March 2008)
*Nike Women’s Half Marathon Finisher (October 2005, 2006, 2008)
*Revlon 5K Run/Walk Finisher (May 2006)
*Inspiration Award for “exemplifying leadership, motivation, and encouragement of the SCAN Cohort I class” (May 2006)