I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and went to medical school in Bethesda, Maryland. I trained in emergency medicine while I was in the army at Madigan Army Medical Center, where my two children were born. I have been in clinical practice since 1998, and have had the good fortune of working for Kaiser Permanente since 2003.
About my practice
I approach every patient in the emergency room similarly, with the feeling that we represent a safety net for society, when all other avenues of medical care have been exhausted. I believe in the team approach, and do not believe that any one particular member is any more important than any other. I am proud to come to work, and deliver efficient, quality medical care for our members, and the region we operate in.
How I thrive
I am physically active, and work to challenge myself regularly. I feel this is reflected in my approach to emergency medicine, and believe health and disease prevention is just one component to a healthy lifestyle. I am on Emergency Medical Service committees and disaster preparedness committees, and believe that there is an easily attainable balance between work and life style that best suits me and my family.