I moved to Colorado when I was 7 and it has been home to me ever since. I graduated from college with a degree in psychology and no idea that I would eventually go into medicine. I worked at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Cherry Creek while searching for what I wanted to do with my life. To fill my time, I joined the local volunteer fire department and subsequently did an EMT-B course. It was during that course that I discovered my love of medicine, and I have never looked back.
I became a hospitalist because it allows me to combine my love of caring for people and teaching. I appreciate the opportunity to sit down and explain things to my patients, unfettered by the time constraints of the next appointment. I believe that one of the most important things we do as physicians is listen to our patients. We need to understand their goals and concerns if we are to provide the best care possible. I work as a team with our specialists, pharmacists and others to coordinate my patients’ care.
I am an avid theater and hockey fan. My husband is a chef and we love to cook together. We enjoy trying anything new.