About

My name is Jamie and I am a residency-trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and an Emergency Department Registered Nurse. This website is devoted to medical professionals who are interested in discussing current trends in clinical practice and evidence-based research, particularly in the field of physical therapy (PT) and nursing. Other healthcare professionals are more than welcome to join the conversation. I’d like to bridge the gap between multiple disciplines so that we can provide more effective, integrated care for what matters most: our patients. When I’m not writing about healthcare, I’ll be discussing my life journey and what I’ve learned over the course of my career.

I obtained my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University, and a Post-Master’s Certification in Family Practice at George Washington University. I am one of only a few clinicians licensed in all three disciplines. Having experience in each profession gives me a unique vantage point to provide exceptional care across the lifespan.

In addition to working in primary care, I continue to be involved in academia part-time and hold faculty positions at Marquette University, Baylor University, and South College’s DPT program. My main responsibilities include teaching about pharmacology and primary care physical therapy.¬†

If you happen to stumble across this blog, my hope is that we will both learn something new and translate it to clinical practice!

Education:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Candidate: Psychiatric Mental Health
Rush University, Chicago, IL

Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP)
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Specialty: Clinical Nurse Leadership (CNL)
Rush University, Chicago, IL

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT),
-Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (BS)

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Residency:
Orthopedic Physical Therapy 
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Licenses/Certifications:
PHYSICAL THERAPY
-Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois

-Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), ABPTS

-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA

-Certification in Hybrid Learning, EIM

-Certified in Dry Needling (Cert. DN), AAMT

NURSING:
-Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Illinois

-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C), AANP

-Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), AACN

-Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Certification, PCSS

-Emergency Communications Registered Nurse (ECRN), IDPH

-Trauma Nursing Core Certification (TNCC), ENA

-Advanced Cardiac Life Support & Pediatric Advanced Life Support (ACLS/PALS), AHA

 

 

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