I am originally from California, but have lived in Washington and Oregon since 2005. The joke is: I will only live in the West Coast! I began my residency training at a Kaiser Permanente medical center in Northern California and have been with Kaiser Permanente almost continuously since. I truly believe in the Kaiser Permanente medical system and feel honored to work here. Obstetrics and Gynecology appealed to me from my first experience as a medical student. I love caring for women throughout their lives and appreciate the diverse health care issues women face.
I love caring for women from the moment they consider conception, through a healthy pregnancy and to delivery. I enjoy all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology and am particularly interested in normal as well as high risk obstetrics, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal pap smears, abnormal bleeding, contraceptive counseling, and menopausal symptoms. Providing a friendly, collegial environment in which patients can share concerns, ideas and information is important to me. I believe communication is key for patients to make informed decisions about their health care.
My husband and I are parents to triplets who keep us very busy! Our family enjoys traveling with our dogs, hiking, and exploring the amazing vistas of Oregon. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes. I also enjoy reading, visiting with my extended family, and watching my kids flourish.