“I have worked in family care for twenty years. I believe in looking at not just the person in front of me but also what affects that person, his or her family, his interests, stressors, finances, and so forth and how they impact that person’s health and how we can work together to create a plan of care that empowers that person to manage his health to the best of his ability. I sent my first ‘baby’ patient off to college this year and am proud that I help manage the care of several families that are 3 generations in number. That is true ‘family’ practice!”

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Diabetes Management by the American Association of Diabetic Educators
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Family Medicine

Education

Graduate Schools

Marymount University
Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychological Services
Arlington, VA
1995

Marymount University
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program
Arlington, VA
1995

Undergraduate Schools

George Mason University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Fairfax, VA
1985

Thomas Jefferson University
Registered Nurse
Philadelphia, PA
1978

Professional Associations

American Association of Diabetes Educators, Member

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member

American Diabetes Association/Professional Section, Member

Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, Member

Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Member

Leadership Positions

Herndon Free Clinic
Founding Member

Virginia Wounded Warriors Program
Board of Directors

Academic Appointments

Georgetown University
Clinical Preceptor for Nurse Practitioner Students

Publications

“Syringomyelia: An Expanding Problem” Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. (2000) 12, 8.

Personal Interests

Outside of medicine, Sharon likes to read, go to the theater, travel, work out, and help military families.