There are numerous factors that contribute to health and well-being, and everyone has a variety of priorities that change throughout the course of their life. I aim to work in partnership with each of my patients using evidence-based medicine to promote life-long good health. At the same time, I avoid reductionist approaches as each person is unique and has their own set of health risks. My job is to give you the full wealth of my knowledge in the area of primary care, which includes preventive and holistic health, as well as helping manage chronic health problems. In this process, I celebrate the diversity of each individual and encourage compassionate self-care as we work together to develop and attain goals for living physically and mentally healthy lives.
As the daughter of a geologist, I grew up moving all around the United States. Our moving adventures helped me cultivate an appreciation for the diversity of places and people. After my family settled in Washington state, I pursued an undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology at Western Washington University. While considering a career in medicine I pursued a Master’s in Physiology from Georgetown University, where I also studied complementary and alternative medicine modalities. Ultimately, I decided to pursue my medical education at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, where my interests in primary care, preventive medicine and global and community health were well-supported. I completed my medical training in family medicine at the residency program in Fort Collins, Colorado. I am thrilled to be staying in the northern Colorado region surrounded by family and friends, and feel fortunate to be an active member of this vibrant community. In striving for a balanced life, I spend time outside of work enjoying the outdoors – mainly biking, hiking, and gardening. In addition to traveling abroad, I love exploring the many wondrous, wild places of our own country.
Qualifications and experience
- Bones, Joints and Muscles, Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health, Child and Teen Health - Teen Health, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Men's Health, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness and Lifestyle, Women's Health
Western Washington University (2008)
Georgetown University (2010)
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (2016)
- Clinical interest for patients
Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Family Planning, Mental Health
- Research interest for patients
Environmental Health, Public Health, Integrative Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition and Metabolism, Intergenerational Health, Medical Anthropology
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