I am originally from Northern California and attended medical school at the University of Minnesota. I completed my residency at Oregon Health & Science University and decided to stay in the Pacific Northwest. I chose Pediatrics because it gives me an opportunity to educate patients and families. I hope to shape healthy lifestyles and make for healthier futures for my patients.
About my practice
My General Pediatrics practice allows me to meet and work with a wide variety of patients and families. I emphasize prevention through education and access to necessary medical resources. As part of this process, I follow the immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and believe it is safe for all children. I chose to work at Kaiser Permanente because I believe in excellent comprehensive health care, providing myriad prevention tools and resources for patients and promoting a great environment in which to interact easily and collaboratively with colleagues, sub-specialists, and our support staff.
How I thrive
My favorite time is that spent with family and friends. Dancing, cycling, walking my dog, enjoying the performing and visual arts, cooking, and trying new foods are what I love. I think new experiences keep my body and mind young and are essential for a vibrant life.