About Me

Welcome to my Web page. I hope that sharing my background and interests will help you feel more comfortable with me as your physician.


I am originally from Minnesota, where I had all of my schooling. I had wanted a career where I could work with and help people, so medicine was the right choice. I completed my residency training in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I moved to California for a practice opportunity over 25 years ago, and have never missed the cold weather since! I have a family that is very important to me and I enjoy spending time with them.

About my practice

I have been practicing family medicine here at Kaiser Permanente for over 17 years. I see children 12 years and older, but I mainly treat adults. Our team works very hard to provide high-quality care, like we would want our family members to have.

How I thrive

I know it's very difficult at times with our hectic lifestyles to do what's best for our physical and mental well-being (especially for working parents). I try to take care of myself by spending time with my family. I also enjoy swimming, snorkeling, traveling, reading, or watching my favorite TV program (especially Angels baseball!).