Approach to Patient Care
I strive to partner with patients to be the healthiest they can be instead of telling them what to do. I work to be conscientious and non-judgmental. I enjoy taking care of families; from adult children to their grandparents.
While I the enjoy the science and the diagnostic challenges of practicing medicine, it is the relationships that I build with patients that are the most rewarding. I find it fulfilling to work with my patients and their families to help them adopt a healthier lifestyle and to better manage their chronic diseases. I believe it is important to quit smoking and maintain a healthy weight through good nutrition and exercise and will help support you in on your road to good health. I realize that this can be a challenge for us while we are busy with our jobs, children, and other responsibilities. There is far more professional pride for me in helping a patient to avoid a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes than in diagnosing it. I also hold extra certification in the management of acute and chronic wounds which I enjoy using on a daily basis.
I am married and have two boys. Our rescue dog Poppi, cat Felix, chicken Mystery, and five koi round out our family. I enjoy tap dancing, hiking, yoga, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. I love the pacific Northwest for the range of plants and flowers I can grow, easy access to beach and mountains, great coffee, and wine country!
Specialties / Areas of Interest
- Acute and Chronic Wound Care
- Chronic Disease Management
PA, Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR)
Wound Care Certified
Memberships & Associations
National Association of Physician Assistants
Accepting New Patients?