Lead Diabetic Educator
Bachelor of Science Health Arts - College of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)
Diploma in Nursing - Swedish American Hospital School of Nursing (Rockford, IL)
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Rea is excited to be working with patients at Fort HealthCare and helping them manage their new lifestyle. “My mantra is that no one should know more about their condition than the patient. My biggest goal for working with patients is to make sure that we discuss what their own personal goals and concerns are and go from there. I am really there to provide tools, advice, and help them learn the skills needed to manage their condition.”
Every first visit with Rea starts out by her answering any burning questions one might have – to get any questions or fears out of the way before settling in to focusing on communication.
In her spare time, Rea likes to be outside. She enjoys working in her yard, growing things, and spending time with her family.
The Fort HealthCare Diabetes Education department helps individuals manage their condition through personalized information, support, and education. Rea sees patients by appointment at her office at Fort Memorial Hospital. A referral by a healthcare provider and a diagnosis of diabetes is required. Certain health insurances may cover appointments for diagnoses of pre-diabetes.
The Diabetes Education program and curriculum is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and follows American Association of Diabetes Educators guidelines for self-care behaviors.
Learn more about our Diabetes Education Programs.
Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson WI, 53538