Sandra M. Reed, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
My family roots are Midwestern. I lived in Kansas, Missouri, and California (southern beaches and the San Francisco Bay Area) prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest 20 years ago. My husband, who is also a physician, is a Pacific Northwest native, and this is where we wanted to raise a family. We have two sons and a daughter, currently in three different schools. I traveled extensively (5 continents) and worked more strange jobs than I care to remember as a young adult, before settling down to study medicine. I have always been interested in women's health care issues. I have never regretted my decision to specialize in Ob/Gyn. It has, and still feels like, my intellectual and spiritual calling.
About my practice
I have worked 17+ years in general Ob/Gyn practice with Kaiser Permanente. General practice includes a balance of days in clinic, gynecological surgery and labor and delivery obstetrics call. I started at the Cascade Park Medical Office, then moved to the Beaverton Medical Office. In 2012 I began an adventurous (temporary) job change by working primarily nights serving our Kaiser Permanente patients on labor and delivery at St. Vincent hospital. I enjoy and value all components of general practice. I am anticipating a happy return to general Ob/Gyn practice, likely in early 2013, and am looking forward to eventually being based full time at our new Kaiser Permanente West Side Medical Center (opening in August 2013).
How I thrive
Like most of my patients, I juggle the responsibilities of self, children, marriage, work and community (local and global). As a working mother of three I "strive to thrive". I attempt to exercise four times a week, go to the library twice a month, and make up a recipe once a month. I am very active in my children's activities (Battle of the Books, football, band activities, etc.) I was an avid traveler in previous years and now I enjoy some gardening, our cats, and projects in sewing/textile art. I would like to share a personal responsibility self help message that keeps me on a "thrive-track": What we are not changing, we are choosing.