•Living far away from elderly relatives
•Living with multiple medical issues and needs
•Juggling multiple appointments & tests
•Complex healthcare bureaucracy
MESA does this by offering the expertise and guidance of a Registered Nurse who:
•Advocates for your needs
•Knows how to navigate our complex healthcare system
•Can interpret and explain medical jargon & pathology
•Provides scientifically-backed information & resources to empower clients
-Locate primary care & specialty service providers to meet your needs both locally & nationally
-Attend appointments with you & ask medical questions only a medical person would know to ask
-Organize your medical records for ease of reference
-Patient education on your diagnoses, prescribed medications & treatments
-Home check-ins for companionship & well-being
-Advance directives & power of attorney for healthcare decisions so you receive the medical care you want if you become incapacitated
-Coordinate patient transfers to nursing homes, assisted living & rehabilitation centers
-Set-up medical services for home health, hospice, physical therapy, etc.
-Identify open clinical research trials you may be eligible for & coordinate enrollment with your providers
- I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
- I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
- I am insured
- My geographical area of practice is Greater Santa Fe, New Mexico region
I specialize in providing health education, patient advocacy, nurse navigation and medical care coordination services directly to the general public. Traditionally, these services tend to be offered only in specialty service settings, such as oncology. After 15 years working as a nurse for medical institutions, I felt compelled to change that. I witnessed firsthand how stress-relieving these services are for clients when working as an oncology nurse navigator and as an infectious disease care coordinator. Please know that I am here to help. You do not have to go through “figuring things out” alone.
My background also includes experience working in emergency/urgent care, medical-surgical, intensive care, primary care and women’s health. Having a wide-ranging medical background is critical in understanding client needs.
Before becoming as a nurse, I worked with documentary filmmakers for PBS and on independent films. After living in various locations from coast to coast, in 2013 I moved to the Southwest, where I now live with my husband, a horse and three cats in Santa Fe, New Mexico.