I enjoy a part-time practice with Kaiser Permanente, where I appreciate the focus on preventive care. My background in internal medicine provides me with a solid foundation in caring for adult patients. The efficient and caring staff in my clinic support me by offering excellent service to our members.
About my practice
A native of Southern California, I moved to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley, where I majored in anatomy and physiology. After completing my undergraduate work, I spent several years working in the field of medical research at the University of Vermont and later at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). While doing basic science research at OHSU, I completed a teaching program at Portland State University and, while my husband served in the U.S. Army, I taught middle school science in the military communities of Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Fort Hood, Texas. Wanting a career that would combine my love for science and teaching led me back to OHSU and to Legacy Health System's Internal Medicine Residency Program to complete my MD.
How I thrive
Exercise is an essential part of my life, and I try to do some form of exercise every day. I have been a runner since high school, although I am quite a bit slower these days. I have run two marathons and several half-marathons and 10Ks. I continually look for new activities to balance my workout. I swim, bike, or walk regularly, and I have intermittently tried yoga, hot yoga, and other classes. I thrive when doing things I enjoy.