My philosophy in providing care to patients is to listen carefully and to form an alliance through clear communication and mutual understanding. I am interested in providing an on-going continuity of care and optimizing health through the use of preventive and evidence-based principles of medicine in therapeutic decisions. I believe in creating a partnership with my patients to work towards behavioral changes that will lead to healthier life-styles and an increased sense of well-being. My practice interests span the field of adult internal medicine with a focus on geriatrics including care in both skilled and long-term nursing home settings.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, 1991
My interests include modern dance, piano, cooking and family time.