Establishing trust and a relationship with my patients is a priority, and then listening to them, letting them tell me their story. We together have a discussion and then decide where to go from there. I want patients to be involved in their health care, and I want to help them understand their issues, diagnosis, recommendations and treatment plan. I see it as a team effort.
I have been married since 1987, no children. I love dogs, but currently do not have any pets. I love to be outdoors, hiking, walking or biking. I also love thrift shopping.
Qualifications and experience
- Rheumatology, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fibromyalgia, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Osteoporosis, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Immune System, Immune System - Autoimmune Disorders, Integrative Medicine, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain, Wellness and Lifestyle, Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
Gonzaga University (2012)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance AANP AANP, ANA, ACR FNP 2012
- Clinical interest for patients
Rheumatologic issues, integrative health and wellness approaches and therapies, self-care