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“I want my patients to feel like they can be open with me about their health concerns and goals, and together we can collaborate to address these. In an encounter with me, patients should expect to be met with openness, warmth and education. I believe strongly in empowering patients with knowledge. ”

Specialty: Family Medicine

Professional Interests & Specializations:
- Women’s Health
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Diabetes Care
- Obstetrics

About Me

Length of time at OMC:
Before coming to OMC in 2019, I worked in Minneapolis completing my family medicine residency. Back in 2013, I helped organize and volunteered in a mission trip to Peru where I had first hand exposure to rural medicine in areas of Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dermatology. More recently in 2018, I was chosen to complete a international rotation in Thailand, further expanding my global health knowledge.

Why do you like working at OMC?
The first time I visited OMC, I knew it was a special place. I was touched by the culture of warmth and care for patients that permeates through all levels of care at OMC. In addition to this, OMC has great facilities with knowledgeable, compassionate staff members who go above and beyond for our patients. I am proud to be a part of this special community of health care workers, serving an equally special patient population.

What is your philosophy of care?
I believe strongly in the collaborative, patient-centered approach to healthcare. I want my patients to feel like they can be open with me about their health concerns and goals, and together we can collaborate to address these. In an encounter with me, patients should expect to be met with openness, warmth and education. I believe strongly in empowering patients with knowledge. I want them to know not just what I recommend, but also why I make certain recommendations so they in turn can make the best decision for themselves.

What do you like to do when you’re not at OMC?
When I am not at OMC, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring the world. I am constantly looking for new adventures abroad, while also enjoying all that Wisconsin and Minnesota have to offer. I also enjoy watching a variety of TV shows and movies from different eras. I particularly enjoy movies from the 1940s. His Girl Friday and The Philadelphia Story are two of my favorites.

Fun Fact about me:
I played three musical instruments growing up (piano, trombone and viola).

Education & Training

Education:
- Saint Louis University: B.S. in Biology and English (2011)
- Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Fort Lauderdale, FL: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2016)
- Hennepin Healthcare: Minneapolis, MN: Family Medicine Residency (2019)

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