Why you chose Family Medicine: I have always wanted to be a Family Medicine physician. I enjoy truly getting to know my patients and providing for all aspects of their care, and I love caring for patients of all ages and walks of life. I also like the variety that comes with Family Practice, from acute illnesses and injuries to managing chronic diseases, from prenatal care and delivering babies to geriatrics and end-of-life care. To me, primary care embodies the heart of medicine.
I'm a Missouri girl, born and raised. I grew up in a small town near Springfield and attended Mizzou for both my undergraduate and medical education. With one of the best Family Medicine programs in the country, it only made sense to attend residency here, as well! I was drawn in by the brilliant and compassionate faculty in the Department of Family Medicine here, the opportunities for rural practice, and the strong integration of obstetrics training, hospital medicine, and procedural skills into our curriculum. I am excited and honored to be a part of this program, and I can't wait to continue serving the people of Missouri for many years to come.
Hometown, family, pets and hobbies: Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, playing board games and video games, and attending concerts. My husband and I live in Boonville, and we enjoy hiking, biking the Katy Trail, kayaking, birding, and cuddling with our rescue dog, Vinny.
Specialty interests: My special interests include rural medicine, mental health, obstetrics/women's health, preventative care, and LGBTQ+ health. I'm striving to create a well-rounded, full-scope, inclusive practice for my patients, where I can provide holistic, patient-centered care.