For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in medicine and knew that I wanted to work in healthcare. The more time I spent in the healthcare field, the more interested I became in how the mind works and have gravitated towards psychiatry. I began my medical career at age sixteen as a medical assistant while attending college. I chose to be a physician assistant (PA) because of the broad scope of practice and ability to work in multiple specialities.
I have worked as a PA in primary care and urgent care settings. This strong medical background helps me integrate how organic medical conditions can impact mental health. What I enjoy most about my job is being able to educate people about their health, treatment options, and let them be a part of the decision making process. I try hard to empower the people I see and assist them in realizing they hold the most power in their physical and mental health. I also precept PA students and give lectures to primary care physicians on different psychiatric topics to help them better treat mental illness for patients who may not access psychiatric services.
I was raised in Southeast Texas, but have been in Colorado for the past thirteen years. My husband and I spend a lot of time outdoors kayaking, camping, and riding dirt bikes. I like to stay active by challenging myself with triathlons.
I’m excited to be a part of the Wholeness Center because of the unique services and treatment that are offered at this clinic. These alternative treatment strategies provide more options and allow for a multi-faceted treatment approach that truly benefits the person as a whole. The clinic is a good fit because my philosophy for practicing medicine aligns with the philosophy of the Wholeness Center.
Physician Assistant Studies: Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program
Masters Degree in Medical Science: St. Francis University
Bachelors of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology with minor in Chemistry: Adams State University
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology: Adams State University
Associates of Arts in Natural Science: Lamar State University