Skeletal and soft tissue conditions such as arthritis, fractures, tendonitis, and ligament injuries.
What led you to a career in orthopaedics?
Leading an active lifestyle has taught me to appreciate the capabilities as well as restrictions of the human body. Practicing orthopedics grants me a better understanding of these and allows me to share them with my patients.
What can patients expect from a visit with you?
An individually tailored approach. I will work with you as we collaborate to identify your treatment goals and how to best achieve these together. I will ensure you understand your condition and our various treatment options, so that together we can decide what is best for you.
What’s most rewarding about working with patients?
Helping patients return to the activities and lifestyle they value.
What do you find most interesting about orthopaedics?
I enjoy understanding the biomechanics of how our bodies allow us to do the activities we most enjoy.
How can you serve Olympic Medical Center and its patients?
I have found that many residents of the Olympic Peninsula choose to live here for the year-round activities they can engage in. My training in conjunction with a patient’s recovery efforts enable their return to those activities.
What drew you to Olympic Medical Center and the Olympic Peninsula?
I originally passed through the Olympic Peninsula years ago and was drawn to it for its beauty. Now I am thrilled to call it home, foster its sense of community, and aid my neighbors through any orthopedic needs they may have.
How do you spend your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time connecting with nature and being active. Hiking, tending to the garden, and caring for my bonsai trees are a few of my favorites!
What is a fact your patients might be surprised to learn about you?
I used to work with troubled teens in a wilderness therapy setting. This involved backpacking with them and a therapist in a national park.