Originally from Arizona, I have called Oregon home for more than 15 years, and I love the Northwest. It is an honor and privilege to practice medicine. I have practiced gastroenterology and hepatology, which focuses on the liver, for about eight years, and I enjoy my work more and more each year. I chose to focus my practice in hepatology because it affords me the opportunity to create close, long-term relationships with members who need ongoing care. I am excited to be in a field that is constantly developing better ways to help people with liver disease.
About my practice
In the hepatology department I work with a superb team of highly trained physicians and nurses who are dedicated to providing high-quality care. We work closely with our colleagues in primary care, radiology, surgery, and the OHSU liver transplantation program to ensure that our patients get the best care possible. I place a strong emphasis on educating my patients about their liver disease and reviewing strategies to improve overall health and happiness. The collaborative, team-focused approach at the hepatology clinic is one its biggest strengths.
How I thrive
Hiking, camping, and biking with my family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest makes me very happy. I stay healthy by exercising and practicing qigong--an ancient Chinese form of moving meditation similar to tai chi--which focuses on developing harmony and balance in mind, body, and spirit.