I believe in whole-person centered care, and believe that our physical health is intimately connected to our emotional, spiritual, relational, and psychological health. I am committed to really listening to patients and hearing their stories.
I love that the field of obstetrics and gynecology gives me the opportunity to know and care for women over decades, and develop relationships with them as I help women maintain and improve their health. I love when I get to see a patient for her well woman exam year after year, or care for a woman in another pregnancy after I’ve delivered a previous baby for her. Continuity of care over time is a great value to me.
I also love helping women find solutions to the OB/GYN problems that trouble them, especially because due to the nature of women’s health issues, these problems can have emotional, relational, sexual, and psychological impacts, and can seem like “invisible” problems since others can’t see them. I find great joy in helping women improve or resolve incontinence, excessive bleeding, pelvic pain, and hormone challenges.
For my pregnant patients, my highest value is to have healthy moms and healthy babies, and I like to support women to make the best decisions to achieve their goals for pregnancy and delivery. When things are going normally, I love to support and revel as things unfold. But when an emergency arises, or a complication looms, I am privileged to be able to provide the medical support that moms and babies sometimes need.
Gynecological surgery is one of the realms in my specialty that I feel most gifted, and take the trust of my patients very seriously. I consider it a sacred task to help cure problems with surgery when needed, and am committed to providing minimally-invasive, excellent surgical care to my patients.
I studied public health, and bring this philosophy to my patient care, desiring health not only for individuals, but for families and communities. Prevention is always my first choice over treating conditions that we can prevent.
Also, I am the OB/GYN that coordinates the clinical experience for medical students in our community, and love teaching the next generation of physicians.
I also started a simulation program at UCHealth Memorial so we can practice rare but high-stakes events so that our OB/GYN teams can function at our highest capacity.
Personally, my husband, Jeremy, and I have two wonderful children, and live on a little farm that gives us an excuse to keep some manual labor in our daily lives. I love to travel, and have spent extended time in Kenya, Israel, and China. I’m a lover of many animals, but most of all dogs. I enjoy nature, and find it healing and restorative to my soul. I am a very spiritual person, and find great meaning in my faith and participating in a faith community.
Qualifications and experience
- Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health - Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado School of Medicine (2008)
Masters of Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health (2009)
Fuller Graduate School (2009)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology OB/GYN 2017
- Clinical interest for patients
Minimally invasive surgery, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse treatment including surgical and medical treatment, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, polycystic ovary syndrome, hormone replacement therapy, normal as well as high risk pregnancy.
- Research interest for patients
Global Women's Health
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Women's Public Health
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