I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where I attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate student. I moved to Houston, Texas to attend Baylor College of Medicine and remained there to specialize in Pediatrics. I met my husband while I was a medical student and although we loved the Texas Medical Center, we chose to move to the Pacific Northwest in 1995 as we love the outdoors and wanted to raise our family in this beautiful area. Our children have thrived here and we are all outdoor enthusiasts enjoying hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and organized recreational sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball.
About my practice
I continue to love children and have chosen to specialize in Pediatric Newborn Care. I enjoy caring for both well and ill newborns and supporting their parents. The birth of a child is a unique and memorable experience, every time, and I enjoy assisting babies and their parents in the first hours and days of their babies' lives. I am supported by a wonderful group of nurses and colleagues where we work as a team, with the parents, to assist the newly born baby in starting out life on strong footing.
How I thrive
Although I love my work in the hospital, I have chosen to spend my time off with my children, assisting with homework, helping them balance their lives with good food, exercise, and adequate play time. We enjoy our family meals together most nights and love to spend the day hiking or skiing together. An evening sharing a good movie together or playing games is also always relaxing and popular in my family. I strive to exercise daily playing tennis, lifting weights, or simply walking my dog. Life moves along too fast and I feel it is important to balance physical and emotional well-being every day.