Fixen DR, Farro SA, Shanbhag P, Parnes BL, Vejar MV. Multidisciplinary Approach to Deprescribing Sedative-Hypnotic Medications in Geriatric Primary Care. J Prim Care Community Health. 2022 Jan-Dec;13:21501319221103416. PubMed PMID: 35678247
Schifeling CH, Shanbhag P, Johnson A, Atwater RC, Koljack C, Parnes BL, Vejar MM, Farro SA, Phimphasone-Brady P, Lum HD. Disparities in Video and Telephone Visits Among Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-Sectional Analysis. JMIR Aging. 2020 Nov 10;3(2):e23176. PubMed PMID: 33048821
Kant RE, Vejar M, Parnes B, Mulder J, Daddato A, Matlock DD, Lum HD. Outcomes and provider perspectives on geriatric care by a nurse practitioner-led community paramedicine program. Geriatr Nurs. 2018 Sep - Oct;39(5):574-579. PubMed PMID: 29731391
Fixen DR, Linnebur SA, Parnes BL, Vejar MV, Vande Griend JP. Development and economic evaluation of a pharmacist-provided chronic care management service in an ambulatory care geriatrics clinic. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018 Nov 15;75(22):1805-1811. PubMed PMID: 30104259
Tandon A, Linnebur SA, Vejar MV. Identifying Cognitive Impairment in an Older Adult Using Two Different Screening Tools. Consult Pharm. 2018 Dec 1;33(12):702-705. PubMed PMID: 30545433
I have a specific interest in participating in quality improvement in an effort to improve the care and experience we provide our patients and families. I am interested in all aspects of primary care as it relates to geriatrics and their families/caregivers. In addition, I have special interest in topics of depression, anxiety, grief/loss, end of life care and helping my patients experience a sense of peace and improved quality of life.
Practicing as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner is one of my greatest joys and honors. I feel very fortunate and privileged to be a part of the care of my patients and a support to their families and caregivers. I believe in a holistic, patient centered and collaborative approach to care, and I strive for that everyday. I consider myself a life long learner, and some of my greatest teachers are my patients. Additionally, I value the role as a preceptor and Senior Instructor for the many students I am able to spend time with, as well as share my love of geriatrics along the way. I feel incredibly fortunate to work in the Seniors Clinic and within the Division of Geriatric Medicine with so many phenomenal providers and educators.
MSN, Pacific Lutheran University
DNP, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center