“I value relationships. Throughout the course of my career, I’ve always felt my greatest asset has been the ability to form compassionate and caring relationships with my patients. Only through the bonds of trust can you build an effective partnership, and I believe that my patients and I are partners in their health. My goal is to enable those I treat to understand how best to take care of themselves in ways that will help them achieve the highest possible quality of life. Their success is my success.”

Board Certification

Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Expertise

Allergy and Asthma
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Pediatrics

Education

Graduate Schools

George Mason University
Nurse Practitioner
Fairfax, VA
2011

Marymount University
Master of Science in Nursing
Arlington, VA
1998

Undergraduate School

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Bachelor of the Arts
Blacksburg, VA
1991

Professional Associations

Northern Virginia Pediatric Society
Member

Sigma Theta Tau
Member

Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Member

Personal Interests

Trish enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and travel, and is a big animal lover. She and her husband, Steven, along with their cat and dog, reside in McLean.

Biography

Trish comes from Chambersburg, PA, the youngest of 10 children and the first to go to college. She began her career path at Virginia Tech with a degree in Architecture. She came to the Washington, D.C. area in 1994 and worked for a firm that did a lot of work for underserved populations. It was during this time that she discovered a strong desire to help people in a more personal way so she returned to school to become a registered nurse.

The focus of her esteemed nursing career at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA, was primarily in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine, with a strong focus on Cardiovascular disease risk reduction through lifestyle modification. She took great pride in helping people recover from illness and teaching them how to keep themselves healthy.

In 2008, Trish decided to return to graduate school and became a family nurse practitioner. She has worked in private practice with pediatric patients, seeing them for both sick and well visits and coordinating the care of those with asthma/allergy and concussion. She now enjoys seeing patients across their lifespan at Prince William Family Medicine.