I am a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience, most of that with Kaiser. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Sacramento and my Masters of Science/Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of California, San Francisco. While education is important and I continue to be a life long learner, experience as a nurse, a nurse practitioner and a patient has had a profound effect on me and shaped the way I practice medicine.
On a personal note, I am married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I am going through many of the life changes you are also facing. It was my experience of being a patient and looking for solutions to the physical changes that mid life brings that awakened me to bio-identical hormone therapy.
I believe that the only way for women to achieve optimal wellness is to address every aspect of their lives. My time at Kaiser indoctrinated me into the science of Western Medicine and my time outside of Kaiser was spent learning the nuances of holistic health care. My mentor in this journey was Wendy Wells, NP. She selected me to share her wisdom of hormones, adrenals and thyroid, lifestyle choices and meditation and I brought to her my passion for herbs and essential oils. After over a year of working together, she entrusted me with her practice and her lovely ladies.
I now have the luxury of spending time to get to know my patients and help them with their goals for health, happiness and longevity. I would like to offer my unique blend of western medicine, alternative medicine and my passion to help you in your journey to wellness.