I enjoy this specialty because it combines working with my hands and using my head to diagnose and educate patients. I like helping you learn to take responsibility for your health and the health of your family. I want you to know I’m just a regular person — a mom, a wife, a friend, a volunteer — just like you. That’s why I try to tailor your care to what I’d want for myself and my family. I specialize in pediatric and adolescent gynecology because I love kids. I enjoy their honesty, candor and willingness to listen without preconceived ideas. When I’m not at work, I enjoy gardening, sewing, cross-country skiing and spending time with my family. I also devote a lot of time to my church and to an organization called Feed My Starving Children.