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I think the most important skills a physician can possess are listening to the patient, and solving problems creatively and collaboratively. One of the reasons I started The Willamette Clinic in 2008 was to preserve the flexibility and time to listen to my patients. It is also key to make a medically sound plan that the patient feels is do-able. There is rarely only one way to approach a problem, and my goal is to collaborate with the patient.
I was born in 1968 and grew up in small towns across Indiana. While in college, I had the honor to work with physician mentors in my town. Their compassionate care of others influenced my decision to study medicine; it seemed like a good marriage of science and the humanities.
After earning bachelors degrees in biology and psychology at Indiana University, I completed medical school and four years of residency in Indianapolis before moving to the Portland area in 1999. I have worked in the Wilsonville – West Linn area for most of the last seventeen years, starting a private practice in 2008. My husband and I have two wonderful sons, two bunnies, and a corn snake. I like to spend my free time reading, cooking, gardening, and camping with my family.
We offer well care and sick visits for all ages. We are also pleased to now offer laser therapy for a variety of conditions, including rosacea, melasma, small varicose veins, and for hair reduction.