I am originally from Pennsylvania but have lived in the beautiful Northwest for 30 years. I would not want to live anywhere else. I attended Washington State University and completed graduate school in December 2000. I worked at Oregon Health and Science University for several years, where I gained most of my experience as a nurse practitioner.
I work in internal medicine and am part of the primary care team at Kaiser Permanente Salmon Creek Medical Office. I enjoy getting to know my patients when they are well and helping them through illness. Promoting prevention as well as the practice of curing are important to me. I apply this philosophy to the care I provide.
I enjoy being outside in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I like to walk, read, cook, and spend time with family and friends. A few years ago I got into opera and now enjoy attending the Portland Opera each season with my opera buddies. I am not really into sports but, much to my surprise (and my husband's), I am becoming a Seattle Seahawks fan.