Obstetrics & Gynecology
“I can’t imagine doing anything else. I enjoy taking care of all ages and concerns, but particularly enjoy birth control and teens.”
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Boston University, 2000
Doctorate of Medicine, Boston University, 2004
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2004-2008
Board-certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010
Special Medical Interests
All obstetrics and gynecology, especially birth control, adolescents, and menopausal medicine. I see both low- and high-risk obstetrics patients.
Clinics and Hospital
Leadership and Professional Interests
Co-chair of Maternal Child Health Services, Ridgeview Medical Center 2013-present.
Completed the AWL leadership course 2013-2014.
Ridgeview Medical Staff Executive Committee member 2013-present.
Biography and Personal Interests
I was interested in working in the field of medicine since I was 11, but I never thought I would become an OB/GYN. For many years, I thought I wanted to do general surgery or pediatrics. For a while, I also considered psychiatry. Then I completed my OB/GYN rotation as a medical student and loved everything about it. I did a bit of everything, and it seemed like the right fit for me. Now, I can’t imagine doing anything else.
I think my patients would tell you that I’m friendly and personable. I try hard to explain things well and give my patients options, including involving them in deciding what is best for them. I enjoy staying involved in broader medical issues as well and am currently serving on the Ridgeview Medical Staff Executive Committee.
Joining Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, right after completing my training was an easy decision. I completed my residency in the Twin Cities and had heard great things about both the group and the hospital. Being from the western suburbs also made the location a huge bonus. I’ve been really pleased with how well the group and the hospital stays up-to-date and forward thinking when it comes to patient care and procedures. This is a unique find in a community hospital. I receive compliments weekly about a patient’s experience through our clinic or hospital system. The providers at our clinic work hard to take excellent care of our patients and I trust all of my partners to cover my patients when I’m not available. It’s also extremely valuable that we each have different years of experience and training; we all have something unique to add to the practice. As a group, we have been involved in education for decades. More than one medical student has chosen obstetrics and gynecology because of their excellent experience with our group and our fantastic patients.
I grew up in the western suburbs and attended Wayzata High School. I currently live in Waconia and love the community. My husband writes children’s books and we have three school-aged children and two rescue dogs. In my spare, time you’ll find me reading, traveling, and sailing on Lake Waconia.