Job Title :
Respiratory Care Practioner
Areas of Treatment :
Pulmonary Diagnotics & Education
Hospital Affiliation :
Carle Foundation Hospital
Practice Name :
Carle Physician Group
Champaign, 61820 United States
Practice Website :
Years in Practice :
Description of Practice :
Team leadership in a collaborative practice responsible for staffing, training, testing, medical billing & oversight for ambulatory PFT diagnostic lab(s) and services. Experienced in Disability evaluations & Therapeutic drug monitoring, EMR, Pulmonary Function Network Administration, Pulmonary Educator & Clinical Liaison, Public Speaking (news media; print & TV, Conference, Schools) Budget management (capital equipment purchases), Q.A./Q.C., Policies & Procedures, Compliance & Clinical research (Citi certified). Obtained CPFT, Occupational Health, AE-C credentialing. Pulmonary Educator for caregivers, patients, physicians & staff; smoking cessation, disease management, individualized treatment plans, DME equipment procurement, MDA Clinic and device training and teach back instruction.
Areas of Expertise :
37 yrs & counting
Year Graduated :
Board Certification :
NBRC, IL Dept of Professional Regulation, NAECB, NIOSH
Faculty Appointments :
How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
Loving what I do. Constantly learning & sharing experiences/resources to impact day to day quality of life. Passionate patient advocate. Embracing the challenge to make a difference no matter how large or small.
Professional Society Memberships :
Honors and Awards :
- International Association of Respiratory Therapist 2017
- Parkland College Respiratory Care Newsletter; Featured Alumni, Fall 2014
- Carle Gold Star program recipient acknowledged for outstanding customer service
- Carle Kudos program recipient for outstanding internal customer service
- Pulmonary Disease Educator (AARC May 10, 2017)
Teaching and Speaking :
Pulmonary Educator & Clinical Liaison for Carle including Public Speaking through marketing (News media; Print & TV, Conference. & Schools). Resource for Stratton Elementry 4th grade Math & Science competion in developing air & exhaust filtration device for Automobiles to benefit people with Asthma. Statewide competition held on the University of Illinois Campus in Urbana-Champaign.
Clinical resource & presenter for Adult & Family Medicine Interns, Residents & APP providers.
Career day & job shadowing mentor to High School Students interested in Healthcare opportunities.
Frequent presenter for Better Breather's Club.
Research Interests :
New technologies: FeNO monitoring
Therapeutic drug monitoring: Anti-Disrythmics, Chemotherapy/Oncology, Immuno Suppresion medications, MCTD, Pulmonary Hypertension, Ulcerative Colitis Medications, Smartphone pulse oximetry app for Nonin, Non-invasive Swan-Ganz monitoring, Ribovirin administration through ventilator, HFO & Heli-Ox ventilation.
Philanthropic Initiatives :
Fundraising & Volunteer experiences:
Hurricaine relief (Andrew, Katrina & Haiti)
CF Foundation, ALA (Asthma Camp)
Unity High School (Unit #7), Assistant Cheerleading Coach 2000-2003
Attributes Success To:
Career & passion collide; loving what I do. Diversity in my career path. Excellent mentors & co-workers invested in my success.
English, Spanish - limited working knowledge
Place of Birth :
Favorite Medical Journal :
AARC - Journal of Respiratory Care & JAMA
Avid reader, Porcelain doll making, Jewelry making, Knitting