Renee' is a born and raised Oregonian. Born in Southern Oregon, she grew up close to her Grandmother's farm. After high school, she attended the University of Oregon for a year, then transferred back home where she completed her emergency medical technology program and Umpqua Community College in 1992. She worked on ambulances in Roseburg, Oregon, and by 1994, was accepted into Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing in Ashland. She completed her undergrad degree/BSN in nursing in 1996. A year later, she moved up to the Portland area where she worked as a critical care nurse at Oregon Health & Science University for 11 years, and as an agency ICU nurse for an additional eight years. A few years later, she attended graduate school and completed her Master's of Nursing in 2005. In 2008, after watching her own Grandmother endure dementia, decided that she would return to obtain her nurse practitioner degree, with a geriatric focus. She attended the University of Massachusetts Boston and completed her dual-track adult/geriatric post-master's certificate program in 2011. Since then, she has worked for a handful of companies as a dual board-certified adult/geriatric nurse practitioner in the Portland area for the past twelve years, caring for complex geriatric patients in the assisted living, sub-acute/skilled, home care, and long-term care setting. Frustrated by companies pushing her to see more and more patients during the day, and how her patients and their families were usually voicing their frustration with the healthcare system and not having enough time with their providers, she decided to launch her own geriatric practice. She insists on taking more time with them, so they better understand and feel in control of their medical care. She is a strong advocate for seniors and her mission, every day, is to provide them with quality care and a louder voice for their own healthcare, all while keeping them healthy and comfortable in their last chapters of life in their own homes.
Renee' lives with her husband, Brent, in Beaverton, in a historic Midcentury Modern Portland home called a Rummer Home. She has two furbabies; Eames, a rescue pup, and Skip, a diabetic minpin/chihuahua mix. She enjoys travel, warm places, reading, writing, guitar, exploring the Pacific NW, and time with her pets, family and friends.
Agewell Geriatrics will be adding more providers in the coming months.