I am a native Northwesterner. I worked in medical research after graduating from Reed College and chose a career in medicine because I desired to stay intellectually challenged while connecting with people on an individual level. I became an Obstetrics and Gynecology physician to form ongoing relationships with patients in the clinic, operating room, and delivery room, and to support women's general and reproductive health. I chose to work for Kaiser Permanente because I believe our health care system allows doctors to practice preventive medicine with freedom to provide the best care for our patients.
I practice evidence-based preventive medicine. I try to meet members where they are and collaborate with them regarding their best course of testing and treatments. When indicated, I enjoy performing minimally invasive surgery - hysteroscopy and laparoscopy. I am always happy to help a member achieve pregnancy. I support a natural birth process but will always take supportive measures to ensure the health and safety of both mom and baby. Every birth is an occasion for wonder!
Becoming a wife and mother has been the biggest achievement of my life. I love spending time with my family. Mealtime, story time, camping, exploring our city and the outdoors are the highlights of my time off from work. We also have a German Shepherd and three backyard chickens.