Karen started her career in health care as a Registered Nurse, working in high risk labor and delivery. Teaching and education have always played a major role in her work with patients and their families. After completing her Bachelor Degree in Nursing, she went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Nursing Education. For three years she served on the faculty staff of Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. During that time, she furthered her own education by completing a post graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center- ANCC.
Karen has worked in several areas, including convenient and urgent care, as well as family practice/primary care. She possesses experience in managing acute and chronic illness, promoting health and wellness for men and women, incorporating contemporary and alternative means of therapy. She believes knowledge is key to optimizing overall vitality.
For her own relaxation, Karen enjoys watching/attending various sporting events, in particular baseball and football.