I view my role as a physician assistant as a collaboration with the patient. I listen to the patient with empathy and based on their history and the physical exam, I share with them my medical opinion regarding evaluation and treatment plan. After years of experience as a Physician Assistant I am continuously reminded that medicine is not black and white, and the same treatment does not apply to every patient. It is a discussion with the patient regarding the best and safest treatment plan for each individual situation. Some patients are fearful or skeptical and it that situation my role is to listen and discuss my rationale with them, hopefully easing their fears. I’ve had experience in family practice and urgent care and I know patients are trusting me with their personal story and looking for guidance to treat their condition. It can be as simple as ruling out a bacterial infection to walking along side them on their journey with management of a chronic medical condition. Either way my goal is to be compassionate, supportive, evidence-based, empathetic, and knowledgeable. I know I don’t have all the answers, but I can help direct them to the specialist or order a diagnostic test that can help them along their journey of health.
I am a Colorado native, married, and have two daughters. I enjoy running, hiking, traveling, and hanging out with my family and my dog.
Qualifications and experience
- Urgent Care
- Languages spoken
Physician Assistant Studies
Red Rocks Community College (2006)
Saint Francis University-Albuquerque Campus (2006)
Colorado State University (1998)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Year National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 2006
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