About Carla Huber, ARNP
Podcast Episode with Carla Huber:
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Ep. 228: Anticoagulation Therapy
About Carla Huber:
Year started at St. Luke’s: 1979
What advanced training do you have or are you pursuing? I completed the Anticoagulation Certification Program through University of Southern Indiana in 2005. (Anticoagulation Therapy involves closely monitoring patients who are on anticoagulant medications, which are used to reduce the body’s ability to form of blood clots.)
What led you to pursue a career as a nurse? I was always interested in anatomy and grew up helping our veterinarian when he treated animals on my family’s farm. I wanted to continue this interest with people.
Why cardiology patients? I chose to work in heart care because everything is “connected” to the heart, the body’s pump. There’s never a dull moment.
What’s your proudest moment at St. Luke’s? I am most proud of being able to work with our team of dedicated, experienced staff.
What’s the biggest thing you learned from caring for patients? What do our patients teach you? We need to listen to patients, because they know their bodies best.
What makes St. Luke’s stand out in terms of heart care and other services? St. Luke’s experienced cardiologists is what makes us stand out.
What are words you live by as a St. Luke’s team member? I believe in our mission – to give the care I want my loved ones to receive.
How do you use your skills outside of work? I volunteer at my church and the local opera house. I hope to be able to volunteer at the Community Health Free Clinic one day.
Tell me about your family. I’ve been married for 31 years, and my parents have been married for 63 years. I have one brother and three sisters, one of which is a nurse, and all of them live nearby. Between them, I have 21 nieces and nephews.
What do you like to do in your free time/for fun? I’m an avid biker and have rode on RAGBRAI eight times. I also enjoy hiking, traveling and spending time at our home in Arizona.
What are three fun facts about yourself? (Things people would be surprised to know about you, or things you are particularly proud of in your life) (1) I grew up on a farm (2) I love to be outdoors, especially riding my bike (3) One of my favorite sayings is “It’s all about the food.” I enjoy visiting family-owned, out-of-the-way restaurants.