I grew up in Palm Desert, California and knew that I wanted to be doctor when I was in fourth grade. I attended the University of California at San Diego, and then went on to medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. I completed my family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California. I was lured to the Portland area in 1998 after finishing my residency and feel lucky to live in such a beautiful part of our country.
About my practice
I am a family practice physician who cares for people from "cradle to grave." I love the variety that family medicine provides and I am fortunate to be a caregiver to multiple generations of families in my local area. I enjoy being part of my patients' lives and provide them with preventive care as well as care for acute and chronic illnesses. I like taking the broad, whole person approach in helping people care for themselves, and this includes attending to both physical and mental health issues, and helping to coordinate specialty care when needed.
How I thrive
My husband and young son and daughter keep me busy outside of work. I enjoy volunteering at my kids' school regularly. I love to travel, bake, and craft, and am always interested in improving my photography skills. Walking/jogging, hiking, and yoga help keep me sane.