Pelvic floor dysfunction, pain and dysfunction during pregnancy
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, with an emphasis in Women's Studies, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
What made you choose a medical career?
From a young age, I have been involved in the medical process. During that time my every experience has been shaped by clinicians going about their daily lives. I remember the positive impact they made in doing so. I hope to provide the same kind of experience for my patients.
What are your clinical areas of interest?
My passion is to work with women who have pelvic floor disorders and with women who are pregnant or recently pregnant. I have additional physical therapy experience in orthopedics and home health.
What is your philosophy of patient care?
Through meaningful interaction, patients are empowered to become part of their healing process. As part of this process, the patient gains knowledge and understanding of her body that will allow her to sustain progress made in her function and well-being.
How do you spend your free time? (family, hobbies, interests, volunteer activities, etc.)
I adore baking and cooking with my family, reading and exercise when I have time to myself. I enjoy all manner of creative endeavors. But of all things, I love being home.
Provide an interesting anecdote about you.
Our family pet is a 135-pound English Mastiff. She thinks she is a lap dog and we rarely give her reason to think otherwise.