Meet The Doctor
I am a physician committed to the health, wellness, and vitality for my patients. I have been practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine since 2002 in sunny Chelan, WA. My practice includes infants, adolescents, men, and women. And, up until late 2015, I also managed pregnancies and delivered babies.
Being a doctor is more than a job for me- it is part of who I am. Since early high school in southern California, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. For my undergraduate degree, I traveled to Indiana to attend University of Notre Dame. Next stop was medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago where I received my Degree of Medicine in 1999. Having known all along that Family Medicine was what I wanted to pursue, I chose to do my residency in Billings at the Montana Family Practice Residency Program. This program was specifically designed to train physicians to work in rural areas where we work with limited specialty care and are required to have a very wide range of medical knowledge and expertise.
Throughout my years as a family doctor, it became clear that there was piece that was missing in creating lasting health for my patients. Their numbers may look good, but they weren’t “feeling” much better. And so, for the last several years I have have been continually searching for ways to create wellness and vitality in my patients. This has lead me to attend trainings in anti-aging medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. I have read about brain science and how to create wellness starting with your mindset. I am also regularly searching the literature as data comes out to find answers for my patients that are truly seeking to be well and have that joyful feeling of being alive.
On top of my very full professional life, I have a rewarding and full personal life. I am so proud to be part of a loving blended family, now with 5 children. Most of my spare time is spent with her husband and children. I love travel, healthy cooking, reading, exercise and listening to those with musical talents. I am also very involved in personal development and continue to find ways to better the lives of those around me and really for the whole planet!