I always considered it a privilege, as well as a wonderful opportunity, to be able to work with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. There is never a dull moment at work and I am humbled every day by the immense amount of work, love, and diligence it takes to raise healthy, happy, and well-adjusted children. I have trained as a Pediatrician and graduated from my medical training in 1989. Since 2000, I worked as a Pediatric Psychiatrist after completing my residency and fellowship in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University. Since 2005, I have worked for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, following three years of work in the Community Mental Health and private practice in Portland, Oregon.
About my practice
I work in the Department of Mental Health, and every day I appreciate and respect the collaboration and ongoing support it takes to provide good care for our patients and their families, from the moment they check in the clinic, to the time they visit their therapists, nurses and physicians and all other providers. My ability to collaborate and be able to communicate instantly, with each individual primary care physician of my patients, has been one of the strengths I find within the Kaiser Permanente system and enables me to do the best job I can every day.
How I thrive
Being aware every day of my personal needs and following through with ways to stay healthy, focused, and kind helps me thrive. I do this by reading, listening to music, going to the theater, spending amazing quality time with my family and my friends, along with walking, exercising, and eating a lot of blueberries.