I am a second generation Colorado native and have hiked or mountain biked around much of the state. I came to work for Kaiser Permanente after many years in private practice in rural Colorado. I love medicine because it allows me to meet many people from all walks of life and because it provides a daily challenge to learn.
I believe that successful medical care requires a partnership among the patient, the patient's physicians, nursing staff, therapists (physical, occupational and speech) and the many others who provide care in the hospital. The patient should be involved in deciding the treatment plan. Making good decisions requires that the patient has adequate information that he or she can understand. I see adult patients who are hospitalized. I work with a wonderful group of internists to provide excellent quality, seamless care to our patients.
I love to ride my bike as it helps keep me energetic and focused. Over the last several years, I have learned how to bake gluten-free. I enjoy crafts, particularly quilting, beading and crocheting.