Susan earned her Bachelor of Science from St. Anthony College of Nursing in Rockford, Illinois in 1994. She has provided care to patients as an emergency department nurse for over 15 years before going back to school to earn her Masters of Science at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She was certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2009. She has completed advanced training in Rheumatology through the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). She works closely with Dr. Kozlowski in the evaluation and treatment of rheumatology patients.
On Working with Rheumatology Patients…
“I present the range of treatment options to our patients and help them make informed decisions about the best treatment plan for their symptoms and diagnosis. It is rewarding to see them improve their quality of life after treatment is initiated. I treat patients as if they were my own family member. Patients are evaluated and monitored over time to determine their changing needs and goals, so getting to know our patients is essential.”
On Becoming a Healthcare Provider…..
“It is my nurturing personality that led me to choose a profession that would help to make a difference in people’s lives, so it seemed natural for me to choose nursing. I really enjoyed the challenge of emergency nursing over the past 15 years. I had always dreamed of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. The death of my mother made me realize that it was time to follow my dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I am enjoying my role as a Nurse Practitioner. It is very rewarding to help improve the quality of a person’s life on a daily basis”.
On MOIs Team Approach…
“We have a talented group of physicians in our practice that deliver quality, personalized care to our diversified patient population. We have physical therapists that continually improve our patient’s functionality and mobility. We all work harmoniously to give our patients the expert care they need to help them to live a more quality life”.
When I am not Practicing Medicine….
“I love to travel and spend time with my husband and three children. We spend our time together making memories with our children, and living life to the fullest”.