I grew up in Corvallis, OR and always knew I would end up back in the pacific northwest! I got my undergraduate degree in exercise science and played ultimate frisbee at BYU in Utah. After that I graduated with honors from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona then completed family medicine residency in Denver, Colorado. Outside of medicine I spend my time with my family or playing any of a half dozen team sports.
While in residency I received the “resident teacher award” as the one most interested and invested in teaching my fellow residents. I strive to bring that same passion to educating patients. I feel that when you know why physicians give recommendations it is easier and more motivating to change behavior; it is also easier to manage risk. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine I believe quality health is a combination of mind, body, and spirit. I am a strong advocate of adding physical exercise, diet, meditation, and spirituality to the incredibly powerful tool that is modern medicine in order to improve the health of my patients.