I have been practicing as a family physician for about 10 years, caring for all ages, from newborns to seniors. I have spent a significant portion of my career in a rural setting, where I was one of the few providers in the area to provide pediatric care. I feel comfortable treating most outpatient conditions and particularly love forming a personal bond with my members. I try to get to know each of my members well, so I can best guide them in understanding their health and in making medical decisions.
About my practice
I grew up in a small town in eastern North Carolina, where I developed a love of the outdoors. I met my husband in upstate New York during college, and together we completed medical school at Wake Forest University, and residency at Cascades East Family Practice in Klamath Falls, Oregon. We worked in Luray, Virginia, a town of 5,000 people, for eight years, providing care to an underserved rural population. In addition to working in the hospital and clinic in Luray, we started and staffed a free health clinic there. We now have three children, and enjoy most of our free time with them. I was very excited to return to Oregon and to work for Kaiser Permanente.
How I thrive
Spending time outside is very important to me. I love to garden, hike, camp, ski, and take walks. I also spend a lot of time playing with my children. To unwind at the end of a busy day, I enjoy reading.