I grew up in Northern Ireland. I have always enjoyed working with kids, have always been interested in healthcare, and have many family members who have chosen careers in healthcare, so pediatrics was a natural choice for my occupation. I completed medical school and pediatric residency in Portland, Oregon. My husband works in finance and we have three children, teens and beyond. I enjoy reading, walking, hiking, theatre, travel, and family gatherings.
About my practice
I work in pediatrics at our Mt Scott Medical Office. I love all aspect of pediatric care--caring for patients in all age groups, birth all the way to teens transitioning to adulthood. I love getting to know families and involving them in the care of their children. I enjoy caring for kids and families in all arenas of healthcare--development, behavioral, acutely ill kids and chronic illness. I see my job as being an advocate to kids and their families as they navigate through childhood and grow into responsible, contributing adults.
How I thrive
I am fortunate to be surrounded by many great people in a wonderful natural environment. The former provides me with the human connections needed to help me grow and thrive daily. The latter provides a beautiful natural world in which I love to walk with friends and alone. I find this is time for reflection and focusing.