I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in pediatric headache/pain medicine for the past 10+ years at a large Pediatric teaching institution in the Northeast. I’ve been a nurse for 40 years and a PNP for 23 years.
Over the years I have heard from many patients, providers and NP students that headache is one of the most frequent reasons for a visit to a pediatric practice and that they would like more pediatric-friendly information to use in their practice and to share with patients.
In addition to this blog, I am the author of the upcoming book, “Getting Ahead of Pediatric Headaches: A comprehensive guide for nurse practitioners to manage headaches in children and adolescents”, due to release in early fall.
My goal for this blog and book is to provide timely information about caring for kids and teens with all kinds of headache, in a common sense, straight-forward way, full of authenticity and humor.
Our strength lies in our compassion for the families we care for, and our ability to work in relationship with them. Join me in this journey to make life better for our kids and their families!