I am a family doc because I love directly caring for my patients, and the long-term relationships that we develop. I believe that these relationships allow me to do my job better, because I have an understanding of where my patients have been and what they want for their future.
I always enjoyed pregnancy care and working with children, but once I had a child of my own, working with young families became a great passion of mine! I am enjoying nurturing my own family right alongside of my patients; experiencing those first stressful fevers and colds together has kept me very in tune with the needs of kiddos and parents. I also see my role as a health-coach and cheerleader – I want to help my adolescent and adult patients make good choices to stay healthy and prevent disease, and when sickness does come, I am there to help navigate options and support them on the road back to health. I want to be there for you and your family as you plan for what may lie ahead.
Growing up in a community-minded family that valued helping other people, I knew at an early age that I wanted a career that would allow me to care for others. In high school my strong interest in science and encouraging teachers became major factors in my decision to enter medicine as a career, and after completing a summer internship at OHSU my fate was sealed! My medical training began at Loma Linda in California; I then enjoyed residency at Providence Milwaukie and was able to spend several years working for Providence Medical Group’s Cascade clinic before joining NW Primary Care in 2015.
You can find this practitioner at the following clinics:Sellwood Clinic