Case Manager since February 2007
Many years in the business world had left Leisa feeling unfulfilled and in need of a change. She wanted to help people and make a difference like her mother before her, who was a nurse in World War II. Following in the footsteps of the woman she calls “the finest human being I have ever known,” Leisa went into healthcare. It was a decision that was, in her words, “my best to date!”
Another great choice on Leisa’s part was joining the OneSource team. She read about Soliris and was excited about the therapy and its potential to impact a patient’s life. Today she is humbled by the role she plays in her patients’ well-being and loves developing relationships with them and their families and caregivers. She says, “I am here to listen and help where I can. No question or concern is without merit.”
Leisa remembers the role she played in helping a man who was unsure about starting Soliris. She spoke with him, his wife, and his son. She even put him in touch with another patient on Soliris. After consulting with his doctor, he decided to start Soliris therapy. He feels better. He’s able to travel. He’s even visited family he hasn’t seen in over 20 years.
And if insurance issues come up, Leisa’s there to help. It’s just an example of why Leisa loves being an Alexion Nurse Case Manager. “I can make a difference in someone’s life and be a service to them,”
If Leisa has one suggestion to offer patients, it would be to take it one day at a time, and manage what they can on a daily basis. She also thinks it’s important for patients to remember that they’re not alone.
Click here to find out what tools Leisa recommends to help manage PNH.