I chose to become a family medicine physician because I enjoy forming close, lasting relationships with patients and their families. My approach to patient care is to deliver high-quality care through evidence-based medicine while partnering with patients to develop a plan that best fits each patient’s goal for his or her own medical journey. I emphasize wellness and preventative care to help patients live their best life, filled with healthy choices related to exercise, relationships, and food. I always take an opportunity to discuss the importance of vaccines, cancer screening, and other essential preventive needs. When appropriate, I will thoroughly discuss medication options and help my patients understand why a particular medication is necessary.
I like the diversity of primary care, which allows me to see patients for well-visits and different acute or chronic problems throughout the day. I relish seeing a wide range of patients, from newborns to older adults. My specific interests include pediatrics, LGBTQ and marginalized populations, women’s health, skin concerns, and geriatric medicine. I can assist patients with many in-office procedures, including joint injections, wart treatments, skin biopsies, toenail removals, and various women’s health procedures, including Nexplanon and IUD placement.
My spouse and I moved to Colorado from North Carolina in 2020 to explore a new region of our beautiful country. When I am not at work, I enjoy traveling and going to restaurants with family and friends, hiking with my dog, reading, and trying out new recipes.
Qualifications and experience
- Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Women's Health
- Languages spoken
University of North Carolina (2018)
University of North Carolina (2017)
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2014)
University of Illinois (2009)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine 2017
- Clinical interest for patients
Full scope outpatient Family Medicine with specific interests in pediatrics, LGBTQ and marginalized populations, women's health, dermatology, geriatric medicine, and procedural medicine.
Denver Health Medical Plan
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
UCHealth Plan Administrators
United Colorado Doctors Plan
Aetna Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage/Secure Horizons