I have wanted to be a doctor since I was 5 years old. My days of play were occupied with red wagons tied to bikes. My first patients arrived to me via these makeshift ambulances. I dreamed of ideal practices of medicine where a small town doctor would care for an entire town. I watched as these men took on the weight of caring for an entire community without illness and sometimes without pay. My parents and family modeled for me the hard work and caring attitude I would need to be successful in my endeavors.
I have traveled all over the country and even parts of the world. I have never found a place that feels as much like home as Portland. For this small town Eastern Oregon girl, that was a hard realization, but I still longed to bring that sense of community to my patients. I worked in a few clinics in outer lying parts of Portland. Although the communities were smaller, the fit just wasn’t right. The places were smaller but not more intimate.
My husband and I decided to move back to Multnomah Village where we had lived during my time at Oregon Health and Sciences University for medical school. Although Portland has many wonderful neighborhoods, this is the one that spoke to us. Small shops, great food, familiar faces, great people, parks and schools within walking distance all made this neighborhood our home.
We now have the practice we want, and look forward to helping you with your health!