As a family physician, I have the wonderful opportunity to nurture long-term relationships with patients and families. This helps me better understand their emotional and health care needs. As my patients' health advocate, I help them identify their health care goals. I encourage patients to take an active role in their health care, particularly when making lifestyle choices that promote long-term health and well-being.
DO, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, 2006
Family medicine residency, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Wash., 2006-09
Preventive care, sports medicine, women's health, pediatrics, and nutrition
Complementary medicine interests:
Running, traveling, observing wildlife, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with my wonderful husband, family, friends, and dog