My passion is primary care and I seek to establish therapeutic and collaborative relationships with my patients. I strive to promote health through evidenced-based practice and patient education, while empowering patients to take ownership over their health. I also firmly believe in patient advocacy. Areas of interest include women's health, including perimenopause/menopause transition and mental health (specifically anxiety and depression, including adjustment). As much as we encourage lifespan in medicine, I specifically emphasize the importance of health span. By partnering with my patients, I believe I help guide them on their individual journeys, I ask the tough questions, and return the power back to them to make decisions, to move forward, and thereby learning to be their best self.
How I stay healthy and happy
I focus on both my mental and physical health, as they are greatly intertwined and undoubtedly influence one another. Run, cross train, and yoga is how I stay active. Good thing I stay active because I love decadent desserts! I also love my coffee. My relationship with my husband, children, family, and friends are top priority. Faith and being social is important to my mental health, and I really enjoy thought provoking podcasts. Giving back to the community is important, and I cherished and have learned so much from my past medical mission trips that I hope to continue in the future.
Seattle University for BSN and University of San Diego for MSN
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),
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