I was born and raised in Hawaii with frequent trips to visit family in Portland. I now enjoy living here with my family. My husband and I enjoy hiking, camping, and exercise and one day hope to share all these activities with our 3 young children. I developed an interest in medicine out of my own need to understand my health on a higher level.
As a family physician, I love that I am able to care for the entire family, from newborns to their grandparents, including expectant mothers. Diagnosing and treating illnesses is just one part of being a doctor. The larger part of my job, which I enjoy the most, is educating patients on their chronic illnesses and helping them take control of their health issues.
Family is very important to me and spending time with my husband and children brings me the greatest joy I have experienced in life.