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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, I moved to San Diego to pursue my graduate education at the University of San Diego’s Hahn School of Nursing. My husband and I moved from San Diego to Colorado in 2012 in pursuit of a friendlier atmosphere, and quickly fell in love with the people here. Several years later, we welcomed our first son, followed by our second shortly thereafter. I spend most of my time pursuing toddler-friendly activities outdoors, visiting with family and friends, and staying updated with medical journals. I am currently pursuing a post-master’s degree in pediatrics at the University of Northern Colorado.
I worked in both infectious disease and hospice and palliative care, in the beginning of my career as a registered nurse. Working with patients in these fields naturally led to an interest in end-of-life care. Once I became a nurse practitioner, I specialized in hospital medicine working in acute care, subacute care, and nursing home environments. Eventually, I transferred to outpatient medicine, and have enjoyed working to keep people healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. My practice currently focuses on patients 18 years and older, and I have the most experience working with older, medically complicated people. The longer I practice medicine, the more I appreciate the importance of lifestyle choices influencing one’s overall health. Preventative health practices such as the practice of mindfulness, daily exercise, getting adequate sleep, eating healthfully, serving others, and spending time with those we love are far more powerful than medications or surgeries. Spiritual, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing strongly influences physical health, and vice versa.
As an introvert at heart, the ways that I thrive include the practices of meditation and yoga, prayer, reading, and being active outdoors. Spending time with my boys and husband brings me the most joy, especially when doing so in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.