"I try to be a compassionate, caring doctor to my patients."
I’ve always wanted to have a career in the medical field so that I could help people. Optometry is a perfect fit. I enjoy optometry because I’m very interested in the human eye and this field allows for a wide scope of practice. I have the privilege of caring for patients of all ages, with many different eye conditions. I provide primary eye care, and I fit contact lenses, including specialty contacts. I enjoy spending time with and getting to know my patients. I try to be a compassionate, caring doctor to my patients; to be a good listener and do everything I can to address all of their concerns. I chose to practice at this organization because I believe in the importance of preventive and patient-centered care. Another aspect I appreciate here is the collaboration between medical professionals to provide the highest quality of care.
I was born in North Dakota and stayed there until I completed my undergraduate education at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. As an undergrad, I had the honor of being an author on a published journal article involving zebrafish research. I next moved to Michigan for optometry school and finally to Spokane, for my residency at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. I greatly enjoyed living in Spokane and decided to make it my new home. My wonderful fiance and I are getting married this summer. I have two older sisters and three nephews.
My hobbies include running, biking, swimming, and hiking.