I grew up in a small town in Colorado. My career in pediatrics allows me to pursue two of my passions which are working with children and advocating for preventive medicine. I am married and we are having a blast raising two young boys.
About my practice
I work as the main newborn rounder for our patients at Southwest Medical Center. I absolutely love helping welcome new babies into the world every day. I find it very rewarding to help parents navigate through all the enormous transitions that are encountered when they are having their first child or adding to their family. I feel like when I walk into a post-partum room in the hospital that I have many new patients (baby, mom, dad, siblings) and my part of my job is to help them all get through the new changes in their lives. I also have a special interest in late preterm infants and enjoy providing them with the extra care they require in our special care nursery.
How I thrive
I feel happiest and healthiest when I have balance in my life. Working for Kaiser Permanente has allowed me to work part time so that I can also spend good quality time with my family and do things to take care of myself as well. I enjoy yoga and dance classes. I am starting to free up some time in the late afternoons to try to cook healthier and more varied dinners for my family.