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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
My office is accepting new patients. Please call 1-855-208-7221.
After spending my early childhood in rural Pennsylvania, my family ventured west to Colorado. We quickly fell in love with the endless sunshine and outdoor actives. I attended Smoky Hill High School and returned to the East Coast for college, graduating Barnard College, Columbia University with a bachelor of arts in chemistry. During my college education, I realized that I enjoyed interacting with people and teaching more than studying molecules. I decided to become a physician because it allowed me to blend my interest in science with my desire to be with people. The summer after college, I volunteered at a hospital in rural Kenya. My focus on women's health care, particularly working in the maternity wards, solidified my decision to become an obstetrician and gynecologist.
I practice obstetrics and gynecology, which can be a very charged field. I feel that the relationship between physician and patient must be one based upon trust and mutual respect. My role as a physician is as a teacher and consultant. I am most comfortable when my patient partakes in her health care and is able to ask questions. I also believe firmly that the mind, body, and spirit are linked; there needs to be a balance between them to achieve whole health.
Spending time with my family and dogs (who are most certainly family!) is my favorite way to relax. Laughing and having a good sense of humor is essential to my day. I also thrive by reading, baking, traveling, and spending time outdoors hiking, walking, and snow-shoeing. Each day, I think of at least one thing I am grateful for in life - and often, it's a list!