I grew up in Bellevue, Washington with four sisters. I attended the University of Washington for my bachelor of science degree and received my medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. My family medicine residency was also through the University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center. Before joining Family Care Network in 2004, I worked in private practices in Mount Vernon and Bellingham.
I practice full spectrum family medicine including obstetrics and inpatient care. I especially enjoy obstetrics, pediatrics, and management of chronic illness. I am a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.
I enjoy spending time with my partner, son, daughter, and our cat Yoda. I also enjoy hiking, swimming, and exploring the beautiful parks in Whatcom County with my family.
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