Keith graduated Cum Laude from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University with a BSN in Nursing in 2007, and was a member of their Honor‘s Society. He started his career as an Intensive Care Nurse, where he won the Compassion Award in 2012 which was voted on by his peers. He has also obtained experience as a surgical nurse with the hospital’s open heart team prior to working towards his Master’s Degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. He graduated from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University in 2013 with an MSN in nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner track and is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, as well as a current member. He is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the American Academy of Pain Management.
Keith’s goal of pain management is to use a team approach to improve the quality of life for the patient with chronic pain. It is important to involve the patient and their support systems in order to optimize their functioning in their daily lives and allow the patient to gain more control of their pain rather letting the pain control them. Desired outcomes are to allow the patient to not only do the things they have to do, but to allow them to do the things in life that they want to do. Patients are not “chronic pain patients”, but rather patients who have chronic pain.