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 9, 7, and 5 year old is an art-form by itself but very much my happy place. My husband and I also enjoy skiing, mountain biking, camping, and anything else that lets us enjoy the outdoors near Denver and the mountains of Colorado. As our children grow we hope to share and build on our passions with them.