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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
My office is accepting new patients. Please call 1-855-208-7221.
I was born in Denver at Rose Medical Center but spent my childhood in Tennessee. I went to college at Trinity University in San Antonio and earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. I decided to go to medical school and attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, then completed my residency training in internal medicine at Baylor University in Houston. After residency, I returned to Colorado and became a hospitalist, caring for complex hospitalized internal medicine patients. After 15 years of running a private hospital-based practice, I turned toward outpatient medicine and now I'm a primary care physician serving mostly patients over age 55.
My philosophy for medicine is that I am here to guide my patients through the complexities of the medical world. I listen to ensure I understand your concerns and answer your questions. I feel that most of us can be healthier with diet and exercise, and I focus a lot of my practice on guiding patients on how they can be healthier with as few medications as possible. Prevention is key but medications and surgeries are available when a little help is needed.
I am very active. I work out most days of the week with interval training, yoga, skiing, biking and hiking. I love food and believe we can be healthy without being hungry as long as we choose our foods well and remain active. I believe whole, real food is the key. I try to keep up with my two boys, now in middle and high school, which is a little tricky but I’m still quick enough that they put up with me!