While seeing patients in the Omaha community, Dr. Keller maintained her passion for gerontology by serving as an assistant professor at UNMC and working as medical director at Brookestone Village and the short term rehabilitation unit at the Douglas County Health Center. She says her true passion for caring for older patients comes from her own life experiences.
"I took care of my grandparents when they were having troubles with cancer. That really kind of 'sealed the deal' knowing that medicine was the right thing for me," said Dr. Keller. "Often times the children or grandchildren are helping to take care of people at home and I think my experience helped me understand what some of them are going through to help their loved one. The Meaning of Care means to me that you provide the caring aspect as well as the medical and scientific aspect of care to your patients to make their lives the best they can be."
In her spare time, Dr. Keller enjoys spending time with her husband and two adult children. She also enjoys reading, playing trivia and hiking on her farm.
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