As a family medicine physician, I enjoy seeing patients of all ages and from all walks of life. I originally hail from the Midwest, having grown up in rural Minnesota. During my time in the Peace Corps, I saw firsthand the impact of health on the individual, family, and community. This experience led me into a career as a physician. It is an honor and privilege to work in the ancient profession of healing. We have great potential to innovate the way we bring health and healing to everyone we serve.
I got my career start as a family medicine primary care physician with Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Vancouver, Washington. I have moved now into the realm of acute urgent care. I have seen the incredible value that simplified urgent care offers to many of our patients. One of the things I value most about Kaiser Permanente is our ability to coordinate and connect with each other as a large multispecialty physician team on behalf of all our patients.
There are so many opportunities to enjoy life in the Pacific Northwest. My family and I camp, hike, and ski together. I enjoy gardening and try to take advantage of our long growing season. If given the opportunity, I think I would go out berry picking every day!