For me, it is a privilege to practice medicine. Growing up in Seattle, I was inspired by our family pediatrician to pursue a medical career. My education at Whitman College and at the University of Washington School of Medicine prepared me well for residency training at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. I then worked in academic medicine at Stanford University as an assistant professor for several years before starting my practice in Longview, Washington. I have practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than two decades.
About my practice
My primary goal is to serve others, and I love what I do. OB/GYN is a fascinating specialty. Helping to support and guide members through the course of their pregnancy is incredibly rewarding work. Gynecologic care, whether simple or complex, is a large part of my practice, and I look forward to helping you with your specific needs. My philosophy is to focus on education so that my members feel empowered to direct their own health care. I work multiple settings: the clinic, operating room, and labor and delivery. Thank you for considering me as your health care provider and partner.
How I thrive
We all have so much to be grateful for, and I try to start each day with that thought. As a native Washingtonian, I try to get outdoors to fish, mountain bike, hike, and experience nature as often as possible. I am an avid gardener and "plant rescuer." Medical mission trips to Central America have allowed me to combine the joy of travel with my desire to serve others. My personal values are hard work, humility, spirituality, integrity, trust, peace, reliability, and family.