About the Provider

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I have always loved helping patients improve their health, circumstances, and life. Working in Obesity Management allows me to do just that on a daily basis. I am blessed and humbled to be in this role and get to work with some of the most resilient people who are not only managing to SURVIVE in a world that is less than kind to them, but they are looking for ways to THRIVE.

Working as a Primary Care Provider for 10 years truly honed my skills for my current role in the outpatient management of pre and postoperative bariatric surgery patients. In this role, I am part of a dynamic team that assists patients to make changes that for years they felt may not have been possible.

My professional goals are to :

  • Decrease weight bias and stigma for our patients, and
  • Improve the education and resources available to my colleagues in health care to provide effective, evidence based treatments for managing the chronic disease of obesity.

I have been married for 30+ years. The first 10 years we spent getting to know each other and exploring the world on horseback. the next 20+ we spent working and parenting our 2 amazing children. As our kids are now entering into adulthood, my husband and I are starting to explore the world on a tandem bike. I can't think of a better way for me to lean into the the discomfort of giving up control while I have my bestfriend really close by!


Medford, OR USA