Barbara is a family nurse practitioner in western Massachusetts having obtained her MSN from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky. She practices with a group of physicians and nurse practitioners in internal medicine and collaborates with a physician who is a certified lipidologist. She also provides house calls to those who are unable to leave their homes. Being an avid cook, she combined her culinary interests with medicine, to reach out to patients with type II diabetes, hypertension,high blood cholesterol and obesity. She tends to hand out more recipes than prescriptions.
Barbara started the low carb, high fat way of eating two years ago, lost a considerable amount of weight and kept it off. She also noticed increased energy. She decided to introduce LCHF to her husband, an emergency physician.He had the beginning of metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol and was taking statins. He was initially skeptical, but after reading the professional literature, agreed to try it. He stopped his statin medication and 7 months later was thirty-six pounds slimmer and had a perfect lipid profile. Barbara’s patients noticed the same positive health changes.
Barbara has experience in emergency nursing, hospice nursing, and psychiatry. She is also an educator in her local community college where she lectures and provides clinical experiences to RN and LPN students. Her main focus is on patient and family education–providing them with the knowledge they need to make lifestyle changes which lead to improved health.
Barbara lives in the Berkshires, a beautiful area in western Massachusetts.She also frequents Harwich, MA where her family has a summer home. She is an avid cook and enjoys photography as a hobby.