My guiding principles
I am a passionate believer that primary care is essential to health and wellness. This is true of individual patients, for our community, and society as a whole. I care for men and women of all ages, their children, partners, and parents. I pride myself on working as a partner with patients so they can make informed choices about their health decisions. I am honored to be available for my patients both in the joyous and challenging times of their lives. I provide a full scope of primary care. In the office, this means wellness, lifestyle modification, family planning, managing chronic conditions, and performing office procedures. In the hospital it means delivering babies and caring for newborns.
When patients are hospitalized or need to see a specialist, I work diligently to maintain open lines of communication to make sure they feel they are part of a coordinated team.
I am from Washington, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology and a master’s in public health. I received my medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I did my residency training with the Navy at the Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency in Bremerton, Washington. I was honored to serve as chief resident in my final year.
In 2006, I became board certified in Family Medicine, and my first job was with the Naval Hospital Guam in the western Pacific. During my three years in that beautiful but remote location, I cared for patients at the clinic, in the hospital, and delivered babies. I
also fell in love with warm weather and crystal blue waters.
My plan was to be a teaching physician so when I resigned my commission in 2009, I searched for academic positions in family medicine residencies. My search drew me to Appleton where I became a faculty physician for the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency program. Although I enjoyed academic medicine, I missed being a full time clinician and wanted to return to private practice. Therefore, I recently joined Family Care of the Fox Cities, S.C.
I am married with three children. After 10 years of moving around the country and the Pacific, my family is enjoying feeling settled in Kaukauna, even if it means no more year round tropical weather. We stay busy with our jobs and family activities. I strive to add
balance in life with running, reading, cooking, and gardening.