I joined Mountain View Medical Group in July 2005 after completing my residency at the St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency program in Denver. My undergraduate training was done at the University of Northern Colorado. Between college and medical school, I served four years active duty Air Force as a personnel officer in San Antonio, Texas. I was born in South Dakota, but I consider Colorado home. I enjoy the outdoors - hiking and fishing mostly, with the occasional snowshoe excursion. My artistic side is not easy to tap into, but I enjoy crocheting and needle point.
I knew from an early age that I wanted to live in and experience "the city". Growing up in NY, I attended college and medical school in the Bronx. I had wonderful experiences at Fordham University which early on helped shaped my interest in medicine and community service. I embraced my education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where I learned about complex disease processes in busy inner city hospitals. I took a year off to pursue research in Africa and learn Spanish in Ecuador. It was an education I wouldn’t trade for any other.
I was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. I completed medical school at Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed residency at a rural branch of the University of Oklahoma. I am comfortable treating a wide range of patient ages and conditions as a result of this training.
As a family medicine physician, I am able to establish cherished, lifelong relationships with my patients. I have a special interest in diabetes care and management; as a diabetic and migraine sufferer, I feel I understand these problems better than the average practitioner. On a personal note, I am actively involved in the greyhound adoption program in El Paso County. Gracie, Guinness, and Gaelyn make up my greyhound brood, and we enjoy Colorado’s outdoor activities.