I was raised on a farm with three sisters in southeastern Colorado, and I learned to drive a tractor at a very young age. I decided to study medicine after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, where the power of preventive medicine was evident on a daily basis. After returning from the Peace Corps, I briefly worked on fishing boats in Alaska to further fund my education. l attended medical school in Israel with a program that focuses on international health. It was there that I met my husband who is also a Colorado native. Since completing my family medicine residency in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I have worked in New Mexico, Alaska and Colorado. We love Colorado and have decided to return to our home state to raise our family and enjoy the beauty that it has to offer.
I chose to practice family medicine because I enjoy providing medical care for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. My special interests include pediatrics and women's health, although I appreciate the diversity that the field of family medicine provides. I find it rewarding to learn about my patients’ lives and experiences as well as what motivates you in regard to your health care. I actively listen to my patients and try to address your questions and concerns. I prefer to involve you in your health care, working with you to develop a plan of care that is appropriate and makes you comfortable.
I have two young children who are the main focus of my life and activities right now. Luckily, they enjoy being outside in all types of weather. I enjoy skiing with my husband as well as biking, camping and traveling with my family.