Until residency began, I had spent almost all of my life on the East Coast. I grew up loving the fast-pace of metropolitan/suburban life. In college, I wholeheartedly embraced my liberal arts education even as I pursued my degree in Biology. To celebrate the end of my undergraduate years, my family and I took a trip out to Seattle. It was my first time in the Pacific Northwest. I fell in love. After two weeks, I decided that Seattle was where I wanted to live.
I went on to medical school, just outside of New York City, but I was planning my return to the West coast. It was during this time that I discovered the depth and breadth of family medicine.
Family physicians are uniquely privileged to care for patients from birth and to watch them transition from childhood to adolescence, early adulthood to parenthood and beyond. My desire to be a primary care provider is also closely tied to my passion for patient education and counseling. I fell in love with family medicine because I do not want to treat a disease or “system,” but rather to provide care to individuals with complex stories and lives. I am particularly interested in women’s health and obstetrics, and I plan on incorporating that into my future practice as a full-spectrum family physician.
Because I love a challenge, after residency, I decided to split my time practicing in two states!
Outside of my practice, you are most likely to find me in the kitchen. I love cooking, baking, and experimenting with new foods and flavors. I can easily spend hours in a farmer’s market. I also enjoy getting lost in a good book, playing board games, and writing. I can resist neither the call of the beach nor of the ballroom, and I would never turn down an opportunity to dance some West Coast swing, Cha Cha, or Waltz. My true passion though is traveling. Whether it is state parks in Utah, castles in Europe, or temples in Asia, I am eager to explore the world.