What do you like most about Greater Regional Health?
I was impressed with the positive attitude and excellence of medical care at GRH when I was interviewing here. I have wanted to be part of a rural community healthcare setting having grown up in rural Iowa.
What is your philosophy statement?
Children have an amazing capacity for self-healing. My goal is to empower young patients by helping them access tools for lifelong healthy living.
What made you want to be in the medical field?
I felt an immediate attraction to pediatrics in medical school. I love kids; I love what they say and I love their resilience. Pediatrics is mentally challenging and rewarding.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like to garden, read, jog, bike. I especially love to spend time with my college age kids who both attend Iowa State University.
Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Pediatric Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH (now Nationwide)
Integrative Medicine Fellowship: University of AZ
Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA
St Paul Children’s Hospital, St Paul, MN
St Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, IA
Pediatric Integrative Medicine – private practice, West Des Moines