I chose Infectious Disease as a specialty because I enjoyed the detective work that goes into taking care of patients with complicated problems. I have been in practice since 1995 and came to Kaiser Permanente Northwest after having been in private practice in Portland for almost five years.
About my practice
Our Department of Infectious Disease cares for hospital patients in the Portland metropolitan area. In Portland, we staff clinics on both sides of town and we also travel to Salem to see clinic patients. We use evidence-based medicine to provide the best practices for antibiotic and vaccination policies at Kaiser Permanente. We collaborate with the Department of Gastroenterology for the care of our chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C patients. Some of our doctors work in the Immune Deficiency Clinic, while others provide oversight for our Travel Clinic. It gives us the opportunity to provide care for a diverse variety of patients and illnesses.
How I thrive
My hobbies revolve around spending time with my family. We enjoy camping, hiking, geocaching, and taking the occasional RV trip in our 1988 Minnie Winnie (the engine has only caught fire once). I attend campouts with my son's Boy Scout troop and activities with my daughter in Girl Scouts. We also get out and root for the Timbers, Blazers, and once or twice a year attend a Mariners or Seahawks game. We've always had Shelties and our current two are named Monte and Moira.
Medical School ?
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical Training ?
Baylor College of Medicine
St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center
Oregon Health & Science University
Board Certification ?
American Board of Internal Medicine