Provider Spotlight: Rebecca Coppage, PNP

By Matthew Hornung, Director of Information Technology for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group

Every month, we’re doing a provider or employee spotlight to help you get to know our staff. This month, we chose to do a provider spotlight on Rebecca Coppage, PNP. Rebecca is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) with Lee’s Summit Physicians Group and we’re so glad to have her on our team.

I asked her a few questions in a recent interview:

Rebecca CoppageIf you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would love to learn how to play the guitar! I have always wanted to learn but have never made the time to take lessons. When I watch someone else play the guitar, I am so jealous of their awesome ability. It is on my bucket list though, so one of these days I am going to learn how to play the guitar!

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

I love to read. I try to grab any few minutes that are free to catch up on the most recent book I’m reading. I love all types of books including mysteries, adventure, biographies, chic lit, etc. I am in 2 different book clubs which has kept me up-to-date on the best books that have been released. My favorite book right now is probably “All the Light We Cannot See”. It is fabulous.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?

The most recent experience that has made me a stronger person is having spine surgery at the end of February. I have had a lot of spine and pain issues for the past several years, and this was my second surgery. It makes me more thankful for good health, excellent healthcare providers, and my amazing, supportive family. I would never want to go through it again, but it has also made me a more understanding and empathetic healthcare provider.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

If I wasn’t a nurse practitioner, I would love to open a coffee shop! I love coffee and I love spending time reading or doing work at a coffee shop. It would be so fun to design and decorate a coffee shop, pick all the amazing treats that you can offer with coffee like muffins, cookies, and sandwiches. There are so many different people coming in and out and I would love to have my own coffee shop.

What is one thing that the rest of the staff at LSPG doesn’t know about you?

The summer before I went to nursing school, I spent the summer living in Quito, Ecuador. I have taken Spanish classes my whole life and I wanted to finally become very comfortably fluent. Ecuador is a beautiful country with extremely kind people. I lived with a sweet woman, Lucia, and there was another person from Japan who lived with us as well. We went to the coast, the equator, went salsa dancing, and ate a lot of really delicious food. It was one of best experiences of my life.

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