I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and wanted to be a physician since I was nine years old. I have always enjoyed children and gravitated toward pediatrics from my first clinical rotation. After completing my pediatric residency, I served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Over the last 10 years, my family and I have lived in Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, Guam, and California. We are now very happy as Oregonians.
About my practice
I am a board-certified general pediatrician, and I truly adore my work. I feel that the bond between families and their pediatrician is sacred, and I am honored by the trust bestowed upon me daily. I enjoy conducting well-visits for children of all ages, and enjoy explaining management/treatment strategies to parents and children and engaging them in treatment plan decisions. Medicine is an art, and at times there are many right answers, but in the end, I like for parents and patients to be comfortable with a given treatment plan.
How I thrive
I thrive by achieving a healthy work-life balance. While I am passionate about pediatrics, I love spending time with my family. I am married and have three active children--and two dogs, as well. We are excited to explore Oregon together, hiking, camping, and discovering the many wonderful outdoor activities that this state has to offer. I enjoy volunteering at my kids' elementary school, jogging, and attempting to recreate masterpieces I see on Pinterest.