"I care for all and meet people where they are in their journeys, it is a privilege to help my patients live their best lives."
Board certified Family Medicine
I care for all individuals and meet people where they are in their journeys. My areas of specialty include women, men, and teens; LGBTQ care; and long-term patient care. I love the versatility of my field and the relationships I share with my patients throughout their lives. I chose to practice at Kaiser Permanente because of the opportunity to work in an integrated multispecialty group that practices evidence-based medicine. I appreciate being able to seamlessly collaborate with my colleagues in an effort to offer our patients the best care possible.
I was born in Seattle, Washington, and moved to Tacoma when I was 12. I attended college on the East Coast and medical school in California and returned to Seattle for my medical residency. My husband and I were introduced by an acquaintance who knew we both liked the mountains and being outdoors. We have two beautiful children; they are my greatest accomplishments. My father taught elementary school in the Seattle public schools for almost 30 years, and my mother is a retired family physician. My parents inspired my sister and I to find careers that were meaningful and a way of giving back. I chose family medicine, which is very fulfilling for me. It is a privilege to help my patients live their best lives.
I enjoy walking, running, skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paddleboarding, reading and spending time with my children. The best day for me would be spent pushing my body to its limits through physical exercise, followed by good food in the company of family and friends. I stay healthy by eating an apple a day, shooting for at least 150 minutes a week of physical activity and eating food recognizable in nature. To renew myself, I read with my children, listen to music and practice gratitude.