I grew up in St. Louis, went to Dallas, Texas for training and stayed to teach family medicine and ethics for almost 20 years. In order to be closer to family, I relocated to Vancouver and joined Kaiser Permanente. I chose family medicine because I enjoy working with people to help them stay healthy and have the best life possible. I love people of all ages and especially like working with the whole family, and I believe all the aspects of one's life: physical, emotional and spiritual, impact your health. I recently got married--took me 50 years to find the right guy but it was worth the wait. I am very active in various church activities.
As a family physician, I believe in specializing in "all of you". I really enjoy taking care of children, older persons and people with diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma; but I also enjoy the diversity of family medicine and the opportunity it gives me to work with the whole person. That's how I approach everyone. It means I may run over on the schedule, but it's because I am trying to give people the time they need.
I find energy and meaning through my church activities, including doing liturgical music. For several years off and on I have taught at my church, been active in youth ministry, or led scripture study. I also love to read, especially science fiction, mysteries as well as spiritual works. My husband and I love the outdoors, especially the national parks, and we walk in our local wetlands area.