Eva is a health care advocate and physical therapist. She is dedicated to helping others navigate the complicated pathway of our medical system.
Eva has worked in the hospital system for over 25 years. While neurology and neuro-rehab were her focus, her experiences encompassed the entire acute care and ICU world of medicine. Though she provided physical therapy to stroke survivors, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cardiac and acute care patients, she always was sure to address the whole person. She saw the gaps that were present within medical care and did what she felt was necessary to bridge those gaps. This often, included advocating for patients and helping them to advocate for themselves, to get the best care possible.
When facing an illness or difficult diagnosis, it can be overwhelming. Trying to navigate the medical world at any time, can be daunting. When you, or someone you love is at the center of the medical issue, it can feel impossible. She considers complex diagnoses a challenge and an opportunity to learn and is honored to help guide informed decisions and next steps.
Listening and communication is key to quality healthcare. Eva facilitates good communication with healthcare providers so that everyone feels heard and questions get answered. She learned firsthand, with friends and family that if patients or their loved ones do not have help with communication and information, important aspects of their care can easily be missed. This ultimately affects the whole outcome.
Eva studied at The University of Washington, receiving a BS in Psychology. She then went on to get her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy, at Boston University. She feels that she has drawn on both degrees, as well as her core belief that everyone deserves the best care possible, throughout her entire career. In addition to health care advocacy, Eva does continue to practice neurological Physical Therapy with clients in their homes.
In her free time, Eva loves to spend time with her husband, 2 sons and 2 dogs. Stand Up Paddle boarding, travel, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends, is also high on her list. Quality of Life is important to her, personally, and she feels that it is her calling and an honor to help others to achieve their best and healthiest lives possible.