My main driver for decisions around patient care are evidence-based, focusing on treatments that studies have shown to be beneficial. Over the years though, I have come to appreciate that each patient is an individual and I discuss any treatment options with patients before going forward with them. I try to avoid medications when reasonable, and work with patients on lifestyle things that should improve their health as well including healthy eating habits, exercise, meditation, therapy, sleep habits, and so on. Patients should not expect me to just prescribe a medication and walk out the door. I enjoy working with all ages from infants to older adults. I want my patients to consider me the first stop for any and all their health care needs.
I was born and raised in southeast Michigan, where my family still lives. I moved to New York City for four years for my undergraduate education before moving back to Michigan for my four years of medical school. My husband and I moved to Denver in 2012 to start residency through the CU Family Medicine Program at Rose Hospital. After residency, I spent two-and-a-half years out in Yuma, Colorado practicing full-spectrum, rural family medicine providing inpatient, emergency room and outpatient care. In 2018, I moved my practice back to Denver and have been in the metro area ever since. My husband, Max, and I enjoy snowboarding in the winter and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors the rest of the year. We have two adorable corgis named Floyd and Morty. We love Colorado and consider this home now, though we still enjoy rooting on the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and Detroit sports.
Qualifications and experience
- Family Medicine
Rose Family Medicine Residency (2015)
University of Colorado School of Medicine (2013)
University of Michigan, Medical School DNU (2012)
New York University (NYU) (2008)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine 2015
- Clinical interest for patients
I am interested in a number of aspects of care which is what drew me to family medicine in the first place. I have a lot of procedural experience including joint injections, skin biopsies, cryotherapy, etc. I also have a lot of women's health experience including insertions of IUDs, Nexplanons and other contraception options. I also have a lot of knowledge about healthy eating and exercise to help with weight loss and general health.
Denver Health Medical Plan
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
UCHealth Plan Administrators
Aetna Medicare Advantage