My job is to not only help manage illness or disease, but to give patient’s the tools and strategies to maintain their health. In primary care, we have the unique ability to follow patients and their families over time, to get to know their medical history, and to use this information to help manage and hopefully prevent chronic medical issues down the road.
I feel privileged to work with a group of physicians who are smart, thorough, caring and work in collaboration to give the best care possible. Having the specialty and referral care available here that connects us to the UCHealth system is invaluable. I came from a small, rural community and know how hard it can be to coordinate care. UCHealth knows how to work together.
I have always loved science and medicine. I had a few female mentors in high school and college who inspired me to think about primary care and how rewarding it could be to take care of the whole patient and even the whole family. Family medicine gives physicians a unique chance to get to know their patients and take care of them throughout their lives, both during times of illness and when helping them maintain good health.
My husband and I have two sons who keep us busy and make us smile every day. I also enjoy getting to work with my husband, Travis Walker, as he is a general surgeon with UCHealth. I like to run, ski and take walks with my family. I also love playing sports, most days now with my kids, and cheer on the Denver Broncos!
Qualifications and experience
- Family Medicine
- Languages spoken
The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (2003)
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO (2008)
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Internship and Residency, Denver, CO (2011)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance American Board of Family Medicine Board Member Family Medicine 2011
- Clinical interest for patients
I have a passion for preventative care and enjoy helping patients make lifestyle changes that can lead to better health. I also like women's health including gynecology and adolescent medicine.