As the mother of three strong, beautiful young men, I am continually humbled and amazed by the parenting experience. Like you, I’ve stayed awake nights watching over my child's fitful sleep; I’ve nursed demons that my rational mind knows aren't there; I've felt both the expansive brightness and wrenching ache of being utterly in love with my children.

When you’re riding that roller coaster of parental crazy-love, making medical decisions can be unbelievably difficult. Having the support of a trusted, experienced medical provider who truly understands the needs of both you and your child isn't just comforting, it’s vital.

Children are –  have always been – the focus of my medical career. I grew up with special needs children. Since then I have been caring for critically ill and medically fragile children. Each of these professional experiences has helped to hone my skills in accurately assessing a child’s current state of being and – when necessary – acting quickly to address emergent situations.

I have a profound respect for children, and believe that by knowing them and their family well I can provide the best support for their developing mind body and spirit. Individualized, personalized care takes time and flexibility. I pride myself on the ability of our practice to meet the needs of our patients. Individualized, personalized, accessible care is not reimbursed by insurance companies, while we do accept most insurances we also have a membership based model.

I hope to join you in a long-time partnership spent marveling at the creativity, strength, and beauty of your children. Together we can watch them grow and learn; celebrate their abundant energy; working in tandem to support the health of their minds, bodies and spirits. 

I firmly believe that all children are entitled to inclusive, personalized medical care, for that reason I do not intend to limit the representation of WA Apple subscribers to my practice like most other groups.

If you have questions about me or my practice, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here for you.

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Photo by Zurijeta/iStock / Getty Images

Education:                                                                  Experience:

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Seattle, WA                                                                                                      Pediatric Surgery PNP/First Assist in Post Doctoral Fellow, Biobehavioral Nursing                                                               Jun 2007 OR 2y
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Seattle, WA                  Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Doctor of Philosophy, Biobehavioral Nursing                                                               Jan 2005   PNP 7y
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, School of Nursing: Acute Care Program  Pediatric Bone Marrow Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner                                      Aug 1998 Transplant PNP 2y
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, School of Nursing Accelerated Program  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit RN Bachelor of Science, Nursing                                                                                               Jun 1995 10+y UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Biology/Neuroscience Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RN Bachelor of Arts, Biology  Minor: Psychology concentration Neuroscience      Jan 1990 10+y
             

 

This is how hard it is to get a good picture of myself for a website mugshot- thanks to those in my life who posed with me!