I am an Internal Medicine physician with a focus on preventive care; living a healthful lifestyle now is the best way to stay healthy in the future. I treat chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. I enjoy working with each member in partnership, helping to educate them about diseases and treatment options, which in turn helps them make informed choices and take charge of their health. I also enjoy teaching medical students and residents and am always looking for ways to incorporate continued education in my career.
About my practice
I grew up in a small town in South Dakota but moved a bit south to Nebraska to complete college and medical school, which is where I met my husband. We both like the idea of adventure and share a love for mountains and the ocean, so we moved to Portland, where I completed my Internal Medicine residency. I like to spend weekends reading mystery novels and other fiction while lounging at the beach. My husband and I also love to travel, and we enjoy exploring the scenic Pacific Northwest.
How I thrive
Living life to the fullest is about staying healthy and active, and spending plenty of time with family and friends. I enjoy cooking, baking, and taking walks and hikes, coffee in hand. I stay active with outdoor sports, including soccer and tennis.