Originally from the east coast, I graduated from medical school at Creighton University in Nebraska and then came to Portland for specialty training in Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). I enjoyed the city and Oregon so much that I was in private practice for many years. After returning from work overseas, I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2003.
About my practice
I practice general adult psychiatry and treat a broad range of mental and emotional conditions with both medication and therapy. My goal is to enable individuals to live as healthy and vital a life as possible. I use medications to assist in this work, but also work with patients to develop non-chemical skills to provide a sense of mastery and confidence in their journey through life.
How I thrive
Physical exercise is important for overall good health and mental well-being, and I do so several times a week. The mind needs exercise as well, to be challenged with projects, such as learning a foreign language. Also, meditation is most important for maintaining the spirit in balance and harmony.