"I work as an advocate for my patients while fostering a relationship built on mutual respect."
Board certified Family Medicine
Womens Health Care
Women's Health Provider
When applying for my residency, Kaiser Permanente was my first choice. I have stayed here because I think this system is aligned with patients and offers excellent evidence-based care. I work as an advocate for my patients while fostering a relationship built on mutual respect. I value the importance of continuity of care and focus on the changing needs of my patients together with the ongoing developments within the practice of medicine. Currently, I am the medical director of the Gender Health Program and my practice includes care for adolescents, adults, LGBTQs and transgender youth, as well as HIV management.
I was born and raised in Northwest Montana. Although I still consider Montana my home, Puget Sound is my home away from home. My mother was the director of clinical services at the hospital in my hometown so I grew up talking a lot about medicine and medical systems. Medicine felt like a natural fit for me because it is challenging, constantly evolving and makes a real difference in patients' lives.
It is an ongoing challenge to find balance between work life, personal life and social life. I enjoy trying new foods and attempting to replicate some of them in my own kitchen. I used to travel more but still consider this an interest that I hope to pursue further in the future. I try to get to the gym regularly. I also like dancing, yoga, cycling, hiking, skiing and soccer.