The most important thing I can do as a doctor is listen carefully to my patients. Only then can we begin to work together as a team to address their concerns and improve their health and well-being. As a family doctor I especially enjoy caring for people within the context of their families and their community. When people are sick, compassion and caring are as important as medicines and procedures. When people are ready to make lifestyle changes, I see myself as a health coach, offering methods and counseling to achieve those goals.
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Residency: Swedish Medical Center, WA
My husband and I enjoyed backpacking, world travel, entertaining friends and all types of crafts and games before our three daughters were born; now they are our greatest joy!