GreenField Health, 2011-present
It is a privilege to be a part of my patients’ lives. I value continuity of care and long term relationships. One of the favorite aspects of my job is getting to know the diverse group of people who are my patients and working to provide individualized care for them, consistent with their unique preferences and values. I appreciate that most people have an overly busy life and coming to the doctor’s office is usually a disruption to a full day. Within the bounds of a safe and high quality medical practice, I try to do what I can to help people manage their concerns in a convenient manner.
It is my firm belief health is not something you can get in a medical office or pharmacy; it comes through how you live (and a little luck). I hope my patients recognize their own responsibility for healthy living; managing their stress, eating a wholesome and nutritious diet, and maintaining a physically active lifestyle. I particularly enjoy helping patients to improve these habits and I strive to maintain these positive behaviors in my own life.
How do I recharge? Spending time with my husband and school age kids; cooking healthy foods for my family (the farmer’s market is a favorite of mine in the summer and early fall); incorporating various forms of exercise: yoga, weight training, walking, running and step classes.
- Practicing Physician, Internal Medicine, 2001-2011, Center for Women's Health, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, Oregon
- Assistant Professor, 2001 - present, Division of General Internal Medicine, OHSU
- Fellowship in Women's Health, 1998-2001, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
- Residency in Internal Medicine, 1995-1998, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
- Doctor of Medicine, 1995, OHSU
- American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998, 2008