When asked to describe myself, two things pop into my head. I am a family medicine physician and a mom. I am many other things as well but first and foremost I take care of my family and my patients.
I have always wanted to be a family medicine doctor, I think it is in my blood. And I am a strong believer that family life and work life are never completely separate. I practice medicine the same way I treat my family, 100%, all the time. When patients ask my opinion, I try to give them the same answer I would give to my mom, my husband, my children.
Each person is unique, and getting to know somebody on a personal level is an integral part of how I care for them. And that is the beauty of practicing family medicine. It is an art of getting to know not just one person, but their spouse, children, and if I am lucky, entire families."
I graduated from Michigan State University (GO GREEN! ) with a bachelors degree in Human Biology. Although I live in Colorado now I am still an avid Michigan State fan. I then went on to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I graduated from medical school in 2011. I met my husband while in medical school and “dragged” him to Colorado, where I completed my Family Medicine residency at the University of Colorado at Rose Hospital in 2014. Since then I have been practicing outpatient family medicine in Littleton, Colorado where I am so happy to have a wonderful group of patients whom I truly enjoy getting to see and care for every day.
Sometime in the midst of my “work life”, I also grew a beautiful family and have 3 children who keep me on my toes. As a family, we love exploring the state of Colorado and going into the mountains whenever possible. Hiking with a 7, 5, and 3 year old is an art-form by itself but very much my happy place. My husband and I also enjoy skiing, mountain biking, and (in a past life) scuba diving. As our children grow we hope to share and build on our passions with them.