I was born in California but fell in love with Colorado on a vacation and never wanted to leave. I have three boys/young men who are in high school and college. I went into medicine as I wanted to help women and knew from the start that I wanted to be an OB-GYN. I studied dance before going into medicine and still enjoy dancing.
I see patients in the medical office and enjoy working with all ages, from teens to women with extensive life experience. I enjoy helping my patients stay as healthy as possible and often feel I learn as much from my patients as they do from me. I view sexual health as an important part of our overall physical and mental well-being and am also an American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) certified sex counselor. I am happy to see lesbian/bi/transgender/queer patients and those with an alternative lifestyle. I do see pregnant patients for prenatal care but since a shoulder injury, I no longer deliver babies or perform major surgeries in the hospital. I was trained as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, which focuses on a whole person model (not just focusing on the disease) and try to integrate exercise, mindfulness, stress reduction and alternative treatment options, but I do not do osteopathic manipulation in the office. I like continuing to learn and educate myself, and I am working to become a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).
I enjoy spending time with my family skiing, hiking and boating. My youngest son and I are on a quest to visit all of the national parks. I enjoy the challenge of spin class (although I never think I will make it through the first 10 minutes!) and the physical and emotional rewards of yoga. I like reading novels by authors like Jodi Picoult and Anne Lamott, and I want to be best friends with Brené Brown!