Brenda earned her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in 1995. She has practiced as a nurse practitioner for 19 years and is experienced in cardiology, pulmonary, primary care and rheumatology specialty areas. She is board certified as both Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She completed post graduate training in Rheumatology from the American College of Rheumatology in 2013. She works closely with the rheumatologist evaluating patients for adverse side effects to methotrexate and other immunosuppressant medications; and specializes in chronic disease management of gout, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, & fibromyalgia. She participates with the Fracture Liaison Service identifying inpatients with osteoporotic fractures and assist with secondary fracture prevention.
Chronic disease management and patient education for rheumatology conditions
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Medical School: University of South Alabama
- Fellowship: American College of Rheumatology