I pride myself on being a personable and relatable physician. I believe in the importance of patient education, the power of empathy and the expectation of honesty. With these principles, I strive to provide competent and compassionate patient-centered care without judgement or bias. I welcome all viewpoints and encourage patients to generate informed, individualized health care decisions that reflect their personal goals, short and long term.
I am a compassionate and intuitive obstetrician. Pregnancy is a sentinel event in many people’s lives. My personal encounters with labor and delivery have reinforced my desire to protect this experience for my patients. I support low intervention childbirth and high-risk pregnancies alike. I strive to encourage realistic and flexible birth plans that emphasize a shared goal: healthy mother and healthy baby!
As a gynecologist, I am disarming and didactic. There is never a silly question when it comes to gynecologic health! From contraception and infertility to pap smears, menopause and fibroids, you can expect education, options and timely treatment planning. While surgery might seem inevitable, there are many non-surgical treatments for common gynecologic complaints that we can explore.
Lastly, your trust is important to me. Whether you are presenting for annual wellness, the delivery of a child or having a major gynecologic surgery, I will always treat the entire “you” with the care and respect that I would want for myself and my loved ones. In this field, we have the ability to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships for life. I value this aspect of my practice, and I feel privileged to share in each patient’s unique health care journey.
I am originally from the great state of Ohio. Go Buckeyes! I am the mother of 3 young daughters and a proud Army wife. When I am not at work, I am playing chauffeur, tutor, cleaning lady or chef (my husband would say I take liberties with this last resume builder). The girls are never lacking in creative endeavors. From liberally glittered art projects to impromptu Taylor Swift-inspired dance parties and baked goods best eaten raw, my home is always loud and rarely dull. When we are not at home, we are visiting our favorite animal babies at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stalking the neighborhood hills on dad-driven safaris or escaping to the mountains. While the rest of my family is content to freeze on the slopes, I much prefer the warmth of a good hot tub! When free time allows, I do enjoy a good work out and reading historical fiction (especially those embellished with steamy love stories).
Qualifications and experience
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Languages spoken
Virginia Commonwealth University (2019)
Doctor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine (2015)
Masters of Science
Tufts University School of Medicine (2011)
Masters of Public Health
Ohio State University School of Public Health (2009)
Bachelor of Science
University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences (2007)
- Clinical interest for patients
I have a background in public health and an on-going relationship with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. I am actively involved in medical student education and value my role as an instructor and mentor. I have a strong interest in quality improvement initiatives, especially those pertaining to maternal mental health, substance use disorders and collaborative efforts between community midwives and obstetricians.
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