I love being a family doctor for the variety each day brings and the honor and joy working with patients and their families throughout their lives. It’s a privilege to be welcomed into my patients' lives and a trusted partner and advocate as they experience both health and illness, and to share both laughs and tears together. I find joy in the relationships we build, the problems we solve and the progress we make.
I enjoy helping patients find ways to improve their wellness using various tools depending on their goals and preferences. I am a strong advocate for prevention, screening, mental wellness and the use of nutrition and exercise. But I also recognize that we often need a bigger toolkit to achieve our health goals, and prevent or treat illness. There are many options out there from diagnostics tests, to medicines and specialty consults. I help guide my patients in understanding their options and making shared decisions on when and how to utilize the many tools available to us when trying to diagnose, treat or prevent illness as we strive to be our healthiest selves.
I graduated from Boston University where I played ice hockey and earned a degree in human physiology. I then returned to the Midwest where I grew up to attend medical school at the University of Chicago. My desire to spend more time outside in a beautiful place took me to Seattle, Washington for residency training. My husband, 2 kids, and I moved to Colorado in 2017 to be closer to family and continue our outdoor adventures in a sunnier, less rainy location.
When I am not at work I am most likely spending time with my family. We enjoy exploring the outdoors, traveling, and eating delicious food. You might find us hiking, swimming, skiing, practicing cartwheels, camping, or running a 5K together. We love spending time in my backyard watching for deer and birds, or the more elusive moose or bear, gardening, or working on our latest project. We also enjoy getting dirty whether it’s a messy art project, trying out a new recipe, or picking wildflowers in the yard.