I have a great love for the pacific northwest, having been raised in Portland, Oregon. I decided to become a physician at a young age after helping several family members with their medical care. I completed medical school at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and residency in family medicine at the University of California, Irvine. While I enjoyed living, camping, and hiking in California, I could not resist the opportunity to return to the beautiful pacific northwest. I am trilled to be practicing back in my hometown.
I enjoy caring for patients and their families, from infancy through old age. My desire is to work with each patient as a team to help make and reach their individualized health goals. I believe that communication, education, and understanding are key components for a successful physician-patient relationship.
I thrive by spending time with my wonderful family and friends. I enjoy camping, challenging hikes, running, reading, painting, music, and great movies.