On my grandmother’s side there are five generations of women healers. Becoming an Osteopathic physician felt like a natural step in my path after studying herbalism, Ayurveda, Osteopathy, and massage. Deciding between obstetrics and pediatrics was difficult, which led me to become a family Primary Care Physician. The thing I love most about what I do is taking care of families.
As I had children of my own the value of work life balance has become prominent. Working in insurance based, corporate medicine brought me away from my values. It made it harder for me to do what I went into medicine for-taking care of people and living in line with my own beliefs about health. The reason I got into medicine was to participate fully in the lives of other people. Increasingly, I noted hospital systems and insurance mandates creeping into my relationship with my patients, dominating choices. When I learned about direct primary care, I realized I could bring my personal values back to the primary care medicine I practice. I have structured Direct Osteopathic Primary Care around my values of autonomy, positive relationships and compassion. I look forward to sharing the journey of finding health and balance together.
University of California, Berkeley, graduate with honors and high distinction
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-doctoral teaching fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulation, Touro University
University of Colorado Swedish Family Medicine Residency
Chief resident, Swedish Family Medicine Residency
Whole Family Health at Belmar, Family physician
Associate Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado
Assistant faculty, department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Rocky Vista University