Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente with wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
My father was a career Navy man, so my family moved every two to three years during my childhood. I think frequent moves helped me become quite open to new experiences. From a young age, I was determined to go into medicine, believing it would be a way to combine a fascination with science with a desire to help people. I'm happy in my work now, and it's clear to me that I made the right decision.
The group I work in consists of three internists and a family practice physician. We have all been at Kaiser Permanente for 15 to 25 years, and we help each other manage four of the oldest and, what I think are the most complicated Kaiser Permanente practices in North County. We have a trusted physician's assistant who is fully part of the team and a wonderful asset in our practice.
I am very active in my life outside of medicine. For many years, I was an avid sailboarder and runner. In more recent years, I have competed in paddling sports and embraced road and mountain biking. I think it's important to make regular exercise and getting enough sleep top priorities in our busy lives.