After thirty five years of an incredible career in medicine, I decided to retire from full time practice. The change has been wonderful and I’ve quickly adjusted to what it means not to hurry.
I have time to weed my garden, forage for food in the woods and fully enjoy my friends, my family and this place I call home.
My expertise and interests continue to grow and I’m particularly interested in helping people and organizations learn how to address social determinants of health. I love sharing what I know about personal and organizational well being in my work with clergy and medical students at Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine.
Writing continues to be an important creative outlet for me. New phrases and ideas continue to fill pages of lined paper.
Thanks, again, to WordTech Communications for publishing my first collection of poems, Off the Chart.
I would love to help children and teenagers find their voice, through writing
I’m working with three other writers to publish seven manuscripts, posthumously, of a dear friend and prolific writer.
I received my BS from Longwood College in 1976 and a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1980 before completing my Family Medicine Residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. I currently serve as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine where I sponsor the Public Health Club and mentor medical students and residents. I received an MFA from University of Nebraska in 2009.