Patty began her career in orthopedics 26 years ago working as a medical secretary in New York City. Working throughout RN school at the practice, she stayed in orthopedics for seven years. After moving to Kansas City and working on the med/surg, orthopedic floor for 10 years, she continued her educational path and achieved a Bachelors and Masters Degree from University of Missouri, Kansas City. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Belfast, Maine and she worked for the only hospitalist group in town. Breaking out of the hospital, Patty opened her own “house call” NP practice prior to moving to California.
Coming full circle, Patty has returned to orthopedics as a nurse practitioner. She performs pre-operative examinations, office visits and post-operative care. Her clinical skills include trigger point injections, cortisone injections and assisting MD. Patty has also initiated the “Own the Bone” program for the treatment of osteoporosis as a major step in primary prevention of fractures; especially for women. Our office services include hormonal balancing and Patty performs lab interpretations, explanations and treatment.
Patty has taught high school students who were interested in working in the healthcare field and currently works with nurse practitioner students through several universities in the Coachella Valley. She has worked as a hospitalist, ER provider, as outpatient provider in a multi disciplinary clinic and now restarted her “house call” practice in Palm Springs, California. Patty also achieved the Educator of the Year Award for her work with the American Heart Association in 2013.