How long have you been a member of SPUC?
Why did you choose the Pediatric Urgent Care field? As a pediatric emergency nurse, I love helping kids who just don’t feel good. I love successful moments when my patients tell me their shot “didn’t even hurt!” or when I get to sing Disney songs with them while I place their IV. Going to the doctor or hospital can be scary, and I like to make it a little less so. Getting to send them home after a positive experience within a hospital visit is so rewarding. By treating chronic and acute needs and providing education in urgent care settings I hope to reduce patient likelihood of an inpatient admission, and provide a pleasant experience, even when they are sick. This is what drives me to pursue urgent care medicine; getting to fix “boo-boos” and help bridge the gap between preventative well visits and the emergency room or inpatient care. My goal as a pediatric provider is to educate families to utilize the facilities and resources that best meet their needs, and to make the process of seeing said provider less stressful. By assisting in the understanding of which area of the health care system to utilize and when, I hope to reduce health care costs system wide, decrease the number of non-urgent visits to the emergency room, reduce patient and parent anxiety, and increase the average time primary providers can spend with their patients in well visits. As a soon-to-be Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, I am excited to enter this field and work towards this goal.
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