Patti is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who joined our practice in August 2004. Patti received her Bachelors Degree of Nursing Science from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1994. As an RN, she has practiced in all venues of hospital nursing including ten years of orthopedic and neurology care. Her experiences include perioperative practice functioning as an operating room nurse and first assistant for general, orthopedic, and neurological cases. In that ten year period, she also worked as a nurse in a busy orthopedic practice for as many as twelve surgeons.
She went on to receive her Masters Degree in nursing science and family nurse practitioner from Western University of Health Sciences in 2004. She has worked in family practice, women’s health, and orthopedic surgery. Patti is board certified by the ANCC as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is certified through the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses.
Patti excels in all areas of orthopedics other than surgery, including clinical diagnosis, injection and assisting the surgeon during operations.