I was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and appreciate having grown up in a culture that respects both nature and community. I graduated from California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, where I became involved with a group called Flying Samaritans — local doctors, nurses, and pilots who travel to Mexico and provide care to the underserved. This group initiated my love for medicine. I completed medical school at Touro University California in the San Francisco Bay Area, then moved to Corvallis, Oregon, and completed residency in family medicine. While in Corvallis I met my fiancé, a local Oregonian. I am very happy that we chose to keep Oregon as our home.
About my practice
I am a family medicine physician and have a particular interest in preventive, integrative, and well-rounded family care. I love that this specialty allows me to connect with people at very monumental points in their lives. I practice conservatively, meaning that I believe in supporting the body to heal itself before invasive options are utilized. I choose to practice as a health advisor, coach, and supporter, rather than a unilateral prescriber.
How I thrive
I love making personal connections. I enjoy travel, both locally and abroad. I love the outdoors, hiking, yoga, cooking, paddle boarding, scuba diving — anything involving the water. I believe in sustainable living and am grateful to be able to grow almost anything in the Willamette Valley soil — I can now add gardening to my list of hobbies. I also enjoy landscape photography.