I was born in Cleveland, Ohio but moved to Alabama, Virginia, and Washington, DC for my father's work with NASA. Between college and medical school at the University of Virginia, I lived in India and worked in DC for five years. In college I volunteered with children of Mexican migrant workers who came to Virginia to pick apples, and in India I saw a lot of infectious diseases. These experiences drew me to medicine, community health and primary care.
About my practice
I came to Kaiser Permanente for its strong, organized system of support among providers, quality of care, and prevention. Kaiser Permanente members are our highest priority and we all work hard to ensure excellent care. I try to understand my patients' values before coming up with a treatment plan because, let's face it, the plan will not work if you don't buy into it. I enjoy providing care for all ages from newborns in the hospital to members in their 90s.
How I thrive
I love community health and providing volunteer prenatal and pediatric care at a not-for-profit called Willamette Family Medicine. I am recently married and enjoy spending time with my husband walking on the beach and trying to Salsa dance. In the summer we eat lots of berries and tomatoes and wild Pacific salmon.