Sheri Laird, M.D.
Being able to help families stay healthy, as well as helping them through difficult times in their lives, are the most rewarding aspects of my care. In my practice, I emphasize life balance and a healthy family, which I think are most important to an individual's health. Being an active participant in the patient's own healthcare decisions is also key. There is rarely only one way to approach a problem, and my goal is to make a care plan that the patient feels is do-able.
My most important role as a physician is as listener and teacher. When you see me for a problem, I want to know what you think is the cause is and what you want to make sure it's not.
I was born in 1968 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and lived most of my life in small towns across Indiana. When I was in college, I decided to apply to medical school, instead of going into research and teaching, because it seemed to be a good marriage of science and humanity. After completing a BA in biology and BS in psychology at Indiana University in Bloomington, I attended medical school and a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency. My husband Steve and I moved to Oregon in 1999 after I completed residency training. We have two wonderful sons, two cats, and a corn snake. I like to spend my free time reading, cooking, doing Sudoku, and camping with my family.