I am originally from California, but have lived in Washington and Oregon since 2005. The joke is: I will only live in the West Coast! I began my residency training at a Kaiser Permanente medical center in Northern California and have been with Kaiser Permanente almost continuously since. I truly believe in the Kaiser Permanente medical system and feel honored to work here. Obstetrics and Gynecology appealed to me from my first experience as a medical student. I love caring for women throughout their lives and appreciate the diverse health care issues women face.
About my practice
I love caring for women from the moment they consider conception, through a healthy pregnancy and to delivery. I enjoy all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology and am particularly interested in normal as well as high-risk obstetrics, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal pap smears, abnormal bleeding, contraceptive counseling, and menopausal symptoms. Providing a friendly, collegial environment in which patients can share concerns, ideas and information is important to me. I believe communication is key for patients to make informed decisions about their health care.
How I thrive
My husband and I are parents to triplets who keep us very busy! Our family enjoys traveling with our dogs, hiking, and exploring the amazing vistas of Oregon. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes. I also enjoy reading, visiting with my extended family, and watching my kids flourish.