I received my medical doctorate from the University of Washington in 1994 and completed my residency training at the University of Minnesota. I am board certified in family medicine, choosing this field because I enjoy taking care of the whole family, from newborns to grandparents. Adolescent medicine and women’s healthcare are my areas of special interest.
Prior to taking time to raise our three children, I practiced in Minnesota and at Family Health Associates. During that time, I volunteered on the board of Brigid Collins Family Support Center. We are so fortunate to be living in a city with many kinds of community support available, including our wonderful schools, environmental programs, arts and music, active churches, and outdoor activities.
My husband is an internal medicine doctor here in Bellingham. We met in medical school while sharing a microscope in histology. Our family likes to run, ski, hike, play music, and cook together. My favorite things to tell my kids are "eat what grows from the ground first" and "whatever you do repeatedly, you get better at."