I was born in Seattle, Washington and then moved with my family to upstate New York. I graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. From there I moved to Portland, Oregon where I worked with homeless youth. While there I attended medical school at Oregon Health and Science University. After graduation, I completed my family medicine residency training and was chief resident at the University of Rochester in New York. At the University of Rochester I had the opportunity to explore connections between emotional and physical well-being and the influence of family dynamics on health. During residency I also worked with urban, under-served populations.
I believe the challenge of medicine is keeping up to date on the ever-changing information of evidence-based medicine and applying this to each individual's healthcare. My practice includes medical care for children and adults as well as obstetrical care. I enjoy caring for the whole family, from pregnancy and newborn care through adulthood. Ideally, good health care is a partnership between patient and doctor, so that each participates in the decision making process. I believe that families and community help shape your health. I look forward to meeting you and your families and hearing your stories.
I am a proud mother of four beautiful boys. I spend my free time playing with my family, biking, and enjoying the outdoors. I am so glad to be back on the West Coast with all its beauty.