Specialties/Areas of Expertise

Diabetes Education

Wellness and Prevention

Education

Undergraduate School

Auburn University
Coordinated Dietetics Program
Auburn, Alabama
1991

Professional Association(s)

American Diabetes Association

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Personal Interests

Enjoys reading, traveling, walking dogs, spending time outside, visiting with family and enjoys Auburn football

Biography

I have always been interested in the medical field. After being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 13, I felt my calling was working with others living with diabetes. After graduating from Auburn and marrying in 1992, I worked in Columbus Ga in nutrition and diabetes education at Doctors Hospital and at The Medical Center. I moved to Leesburg in 1996 and I started working at the Diabetes Centers at Phoebe and then continued on at Palmyra. I have been at AIM for over 10 years. I have worked with people living with diabetes for 20+ years and lived with it myself for over 36 years. My role is to work together with our physicians and provide support, education, and encouragement to patients. My approach is to partner with my patient and help them to develop individualized steps toward optimal health and well-being.