ICHS Legacy House
English, Spanish, Portuguese
BA, Goshen College (Indiana), Economics and Intercultural Studies
MD, Medical College of Virginia
Family Medicine at 45th Street Clinic and Swedish Medical Center
Geriatric Medicine at Swedish Family Medicine, Faculty Development Fellowship at University of Washington
Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine
WHY I WORK AT ICHS:
I was drawn to ICHS by its commitment to service to and advocacy for underserved populations. I appreciate an organization that is committed to social justice and community engagement. And, I’m excited to join an organization supportive of programming for frail, older adults.
PATIENT CARE PHILOSOPHY:
I believe it is vital to sit down with my patients to understand their health goals and work with them to craft a care plan that helps them achieve those goals. By providing a thorough assessment that considers all aspects of their health (physical, functional, cognitive, cultural, and psychosocial) as well as conducting a complete survey of their medical concerns and treatments, I can propose a comprehensive plan to manage their chronic conditions to help them maintain their function and independence. I particularly enjoy doing this with an interdisciplinary team (key to our model in PACE) so that each patient can benefit from the perspectives of a group of healthcare professionals working together.
INTERESTING NOTE ABOUT MYSELF:
I love experiencing other cultures and have traveled, lived, and volunteered on five continents (I still need to get to Oceania). I love to bicycle and ski, cook and craft, sing, and cheer for our hometown and children’s teams.