My approach to patient care is to develop a plan based on the unique concerns and goals of each individual. There isn’t a one-approach-fits-all to most things, including in medicine. Most of the patients that I have cared for have many challenges in their lives that go beyond their physical health, but these issues often contribute to their health problems. In order to come up with a treatment plan that works, I think it is equally important to talk about those other challenges as it is to discuss a patient’s blood pressure.
I grew up in the Boston area and trained in Family Medicine in Seattle. I am new to the Denver area and am excited to get to know this city and the people here. In my time off, my partner and I travel often to see friends and family, get outside in the Colorado sunshine, and seek out cozy coffee shops on chilly days. I’ll be looking for recommendations from my patients!
Qualifications and experience
- Child and Teen Health, Endocrine System (Hormones), Family Medicine, Geriatric Family Medicine, Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease, Mental Health and Behavior, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Care, Primary Care, Sports Family Medicine, Substance Abuse - Drug Abuse, Women's Health
Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill, Seattle (2018)
Doctor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School (2015)
- Clinical interest for patients
• Women's Health
• LGBTQ care
• Gender-affirming hormone therapy
• HIV care
• Suboxone use
- Research interest for patients
For most of my career prior to medical school I was focused on the social determinants of health. In particular I have been interested in food insecurity that many patients and their families struggle with, and which certainly impacts overall health.