"It's rewarding when patients leave the clinic feeling valued, heard, and confident in the quality of care I delivered."
Optometry - Contact Lens
I've been interested in eye care for a long time. When I was young, I wanted to be a veterinary ophthalmologist. Today, I'm proud to work for Kaiser Permanente, a health care organization that values patient-centered care and evidence-based medicine. My goal is for patients to leave the clinic satisfied with their eye care. I partner with patients in medical decision-making whenever possible. I also encourage them to ask questions so that they are more at ease with their follow-up plan. I especially enjoy treating anterior segment disease, including various types of conjunctivitis and uveitis. I am happy to work with patients from all backgrounds, which is one of the great benefits of being a primary eye care provider. It's rewarding when patients leave the clinic feeling valued, heard, and confident in the quality of care I delivered.
I was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in the South Puget Sound area. I earned an undergraduate degree at Whitman College in Walla Walla. Subsequently, I attended the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry. I returned to Western Washington, and I can't imagine a more beautiful place to live and practice medicine.
I enjoy staying active. My hobbies include hiking, running, practicing yoga, kayaking in the summer, and taking weekend trips to explore Washington state. I love spending time with family and friends, traveling to new countries, and trying new things. I stay healthy by exercising, learning how to cook new foods (especially vegetarian and vegan recipes), and spending time with friends. I also enjoy reading and viewing documentaries. I am inspired by the people around me. I always try to evolve by gaining more knowledge and experiencing different perspectives.