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About Me

Welcome to my Web page.  I am excited to become one of your healthcare providers.  I hope the information below will provide some useful information about me.  I look forward to getting to know about you.

Biography

I have recently moved from Colorado to California, and I am really enjoying my time here.  I am from a large family and have 3 children of my own, who are grown.  I also have 2 wonderful grandchildren and am excited about being a grandmother.  I chose to go back to medical school late, once I figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up.  I love being a family physician because it allows me to get to know not just the members I treat, but also their families.

About my practice

I am a strong believer in preventive medicine, as I look at it as the best way to maintain your overall health.  I do believe we are responsible for our own health and try to always explain why I think something should be done to help you with your health.  I believe in being a positive advocate for my members while encouraging them to take control of their own health.

How I thrive

I believe it is important that I take care of myself as I would want all Kaiser Permanente members to take care of themselves.  I exercise regularly and make sure I get enough sleep.  I enjoy reading and spending time with my husband and our family.