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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I received my undergraduate degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin, then graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. I then continued my medical training at The University of Chicago. It was there that I did both an internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship. I came to Colorado in 1992 and never left. I went into private practice with Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in 1994 and remained there until joining Kaiser Permanente in October 2008. I am board certified in medical oncology and enrolled in the maintenance of certification program through the American Board of Internal Medicine.
My areas of focus are breast and gynecologic cancers. I am currently the physician leader for the breast cancer care program here at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. I enjoy being a part of this wonderful team which aims to improve and enhance the breast cancer care experience for our members. I have a particular interest in solid tumors, especially breast cancer and cancer susceptibility syndromes. I work full-time in the Franklin Medical Offices caring for people with cancer. My personal philosophy is "knowledge is power," and I try to empower my patients by giving them the information they need to understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options. My communication style is open and relaxed and I urge my patients to ask questions and be an active participant in their cancer treatment plan and recovery. We have an amazing group of nurses as well as a phenomenal social worker in our office. We all work closely together to care for cancer patients. It is truly a team effort.
Although being a cancer doctor can be trying at times, I thrive on challenges and derive strength from the patients I care for every day. I enjoy getting to know my patients as individuals and feel honored to be a part of their cancer journey. On the home front, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and adorable Goldendoodle. In terms of hobbies, I enjoy photography. I try to find time for myself to exercise most days of the week as I always feel better in mind and body when outdoors and active.