I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, but my education and work have taken me throughout the United States. I attended the University of Oregon, in Eugene, after which I moved to Houston, Texas, where I worked at the Baylor College of Medicine as a research technician on cancer research. From there I attended Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, for post-baccalaureate work, and then, for medical school, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Fort Worth. From there, I did a three-year residency in family medicine at The Wright Center for Osteopathic Medicine, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and became board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. To further improve my urgent-care knowledge and procedural skills I did a one-year urgent-care fellowship at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, California. It’s been a long journey, and I am excited to be back home.
About my practice
I primarily work in urgent care, which is designed to help bridge the gap between the primary care clinic and the emergency room. I help to treat and care for patients whose illnesses or injuries are not necessarily presenting as life-threatening but who are unable to be seen by their primary care physician. In urgent care, we often do not see the same patients on a regular basis; as such, it is important for me to provide competent and compassionate care for each patient I see.
How I thrive
I enjoy learning about history and keeping up to date on current events by listening to National Public Radio and reading the morning news.