I’ve been practicing general pediatrics in the Portland metro area since 2012, and am thrilled to be joining The Children’s Clinic in Tualatin in August of 2020.
My interest in medicine started as a young child following my pediatrician-dad to work in Louisville, Kentucky. I began my journey westward in college at the University of Colorado Boulder, then stayed for a year between college and medical school to teach snowboarding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I headed back home for medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Finally, I moved west again to Portland where I met my husband and completed pediatric residency at OHSU.
What is my care philosophy? I consider it a privilege to be chosen as your child’s pediatrician and trusted to care for your precious little one(s). I try to make visits fun for your child whenever I can, and I focus on preventative care and am a strong advocate for vaccination. I love all areas of pediatrics, but especially taking care of newborns and infants in their first year of life. There is nothing quite like seeing how much children and their families grow and change over the years.
When not at work, I enjoy gardening, and most weekends you will find me getting my hands dirty in the backyard with plants, my husband Rex (also a pediatrician at Peterkort), and three young children. I’ve developed a bit of a reputation as a “tomato lady”, starting our large vegetable garden from seed in the greenhouse each year. I also love running, hiking, and swimming. Snowboarding has taken a bit of a backseat to parenting in recent years, but I hope to again get out in the snow as our kids grow. Meanwhile, the kids carry in vegetables (including tomatoes) from our garden to feed my love of cooking and trying new recipes.
I have a shared practice with Dr Julia Carr.