I believe that the health care that works for the patient is the one that is consistent with her beliefs, values, and needs, and recognize that reproductive health needs of women evolve over time.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and biking with my children.

Locations

Monday: 7:30am - 7pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 7pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 7pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Child and Teen Health, Pregnancy and Reproduction, Women's Health, Women's Health - Adolescent Reproductive Health - Adolescent Gynecology, Women's Health - Contraception, Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
Gender
Female
Languages spoken
English
Spanish
Education
Fellowship
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (2003)

Internship
University of California (San Diego) Program (1995)

Medical School
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (1994)

Residency
University of California (San Diego) Program (1998)

Undergraduate
Stanford University (CA) (1989)

Graduate
Columbia University (2003)

Clinical interest for patients

I have always been passionate about promoting reproductive health for all women. As director of the Special Contraception Clinic, I concentrate on safe and highly effective birth control for women with a variety of medical disorders, from lupus, to diabetes, to cystic fibrosis. We also excel at providing contraception for patients with other complex needs, such as adolescents or those with developmental disability. I provide in-office awake sterilization procedures, traditional sterilization in the OR, and management of miscarriage or abnormal pregnancy.

Research interest for patients

My research interests are in ambivalence towards pregnancy and its effect on contraceptive use, adolescents and the use of long-acting birth control methods, long-acting contraception after pregnancy termination, and contraceptive decision-making in diabetics.

Volunteer activities

As a professional educator/clinician, I teach about Women's Health to community groups, at churches and synagogues, and to professional organizations of midwives, nurse practitioners and physicians. I am the Medical Consultant for the Family Planning Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health.

Region
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