What do you find most rewarding about caring for patients?
Being allowed the privilege and the opportunity to meet individuals every day, listen to their stories, and intervene and help as I can.
What can patients expect from a visit?
A thorough medical visit from a well-trained physician who listens and cares.
How can you serve OMC and its patients?
This is a rapidly growing area in need of more medical providers, and a greater depth of medical services than are currently available. My training, expertise, and commitment to the health care needs of the people of this county make me an asset in furthering the goal of quality health care for all members of Clallam County.
What drew you to OMC and the Olympic Peninsula?
I was raised in north Idaho and had a strong desire to return to my rural roots. After 30 years of training and working in a big city, I was drawn to the natural beauty and the wonderful people of the Sequim and Port Angeles areas.
What is something about family medicine that most people might not know?
The vast majority of your family’s health care needs can be taken care of by your family doctor. Family physicians take a whole-life approach to caring for you and your family. We look at how factors in your life affect your health and well-being and care for people of all ages including newborns, children, adolescents and seniors.
What led you to choose a career as a family medicine provider?
Family medicine allows the physician to see the full spectrum of medical care in patients of all ages and life stages, while remaining focused on the patient, the family and community. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein
What do you find most interesting about family medicine?
The diversity of patients and of their medical issues; being a witness to the full spectrum of being human, from birth to death.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
Six children keep me very busy! I also love most anything outdoors: gardening, hiking, biking, horseback riding, walking/camping on the beaches.
What is a fact your patients might be surprised to learn?
I rescue animals – especially pit bulls – rehabilitate and rehome them.
Any conditions appropriate for Walk-in Clinic: suturing, minor surgeries, acute and chronic illness, pediatric, gynecologic, geriatric and LGBTQ care.