Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice.
I’m from Missouri, but have actually lived in California since 1982. I did my dermatology training at UC San Diego and decided to stay here in sunny Southern California. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and members. I look forward to working with you to care for the largest organ of your body—your skin. I love the clinical practice of dermatology. It gives me a great opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.
I see my career as a dermatologist as a very special opportunity to help people by utilizing my medical skills and knowledge. Being a doctor allows people to confide in me and share their concerns. I want to be your partner in health, and it helps me take better care for you when you are actively involved in taking care of your health. I like to empower you with the knowledge you need to take good care of your skin.
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I’m a naturalist and enjoy hiking, backpacking, birding, botanizing, and cross-country skiing. I practice yoga and meditation. I am actively involved in women’s groups that support women’s health issues.