"It is important for a patient to feel at ease with their provider; I strive to accomplish this by having good communication with my patients."
Board certified Ophthalmology
I have been getting my care from Kaiser Permanente since I was a child and I can't imagine practicing any other style of medicine. I love working with so many other skilled providers in a system that lets me make the patient my priority and where I know all the providers will give my patients excellent care. In my opinion, the most important thing in medicine is for a patient to feel at ease with their provider; I strive to accomplish this by having good communication with my patients. I listen to their concerns and take an interest in their life beyond their medical concerns. My specialty is working with any ophthalmology patients.
I was born in Seattle and grew up in Bellevue. I completed all my medical training at the University of Washington, which is where I met my husband. We have two sons—both born at Kaiser Permanente - and three cats. I now live just a few miles from where I grew up. When I was in sixth grade, I decided I wanted to be a doctor and have never regretted my decision. I love my field of ophthalmology where I can truly help my patients improve their lives. I work with some of the same patients I had when I started here in 1991, and it is a pleasure to continue being a part of their lives.
My hobbies include gardening, volunteering at my son’s school, and spending time with family. We like to watch movies together and enjoy travelling together to any destination. To keep myself well, I work out at my gym four or five times a week and in the summer, I garden.