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I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona and have always loved the mountains, sunshine, and outdoor activities so Colorado is home! I went to college at the University of Notre Dame, medical school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City and completed residency in Phoenix. I completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago. I am board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. I worked in a private group setting for two years after residency and then worked for almost 10 years in the VA health care system as a primary care physician and medical ethicist caring for our nation’s veterans and teaching internal medicine residents. I learned a lot about medical issues specifically related to combat and military service. In addition to taking care of patients, I enjoy reading, teaching and consulting about medical ethics. My husband was active duty in the Air Force when we met so we lived all over the country but we are so happy to be settled and here to stay in Colorado. I am delighted to join the outstanding team at Kaiser Permanente and get to know our new community!
Exercise, a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle are crucial to good health. I emphasize preventative medicine and try to prescribe medication only when necessary. I engage my patients in decision making together. I love to get to know my patients, their families and their stories. In addition to medical ethics, I have a special interest in men's health, military medicine, and treating military veterans and their families. My practice philosophy is to work with my patients to make realistic goals to help them to be active and healthy.
Being outside with my husband and kids on a new adventure is what makes me thrive! We love skiing, hiking, travelling, and cheering on the Irish on football Saturdays. Both of our children are adopted from China and they join us in all our outdoor adventures.