I am a physician assistant at Desert Orthopedics. I specialize in non-operative spine care, general orthopedics and sports medicine. I work closely with a team of physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists) and orthopedic surgeons. I also assist in the operating room.
I received my undergraduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University with a focus on exercise science. While at Northwest, I worked with a number of collegiate athletes as an athletic trainer. I also provided medical coverage to Portland State University women's soccer team before obtaining my master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University in 2004.
"I strive to provide the quality of care I would want for my own family. I take the time to educate my patients about their condition or injury so that we may work together to determine the best treatment option."