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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I was raised in El Paso, Texas and growing up thought that I wanted to be an engineer. I went to MIT in Cambridge, MA and got my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. While there I realized that my passion was not for engineering but rather for the practice of medicine, following my father’s footsteps! I returned to Texas for Medical School at the University of Texas San Antonio and then after three years in Pittsburgh for internal medicine training, I returned back to San Antonio for my Endocrinology Fellowship training. I moved to Denver in 2009 to be close to family and have never regretted that decision.
I am Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. I have been in private practice since 2004 and enjoy treating patients with various thyroid diseases (including thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and patients needing thyroid nodule biopsies), osteoporosis, adrenal gland, and pituitary gland problems. I have extensive experience treating diabetes including managing insulin pumps and interpreting continuous glucose monitoring. My goal is for patients to receive comprehensive endocrinology care in a professional, patient friendly, and compassionate environment.
While I love the work that I do as a physician, my time spent outside of the office is also extremely valuable. I have yet to become a morning person but am committed to starting most days with some kind of exercise¬¬¬¬, as I do believe that making an effort to keep my body healthy is important. Spending quality time with my family and friends also brings me more joy than just about anything. I am spiritually connected and continually growing in my faith which helps to ground me. I have also become completely addicted to ballroom dancing and absolutely love getting out on the dance floor! As Wayne Dyer said, "When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way." Those words are true not only on the dance floor but for life in general. Live in the present!