I am a native Arizonan, something that is not always easy to find.  I was born in Nogales, Arizona and moved to Tucson at a young age.   I went back to school after a career in banking to complete a Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Biology at The University of Arizona.  I also completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health followed by MD at The University of Arizona School of Medicine.  During this time I was also a member of Americorps, the domestic Peace Corps program assisting with outreach to women in a rural area outside of Tucson.  Currently I am an Associate Clinical Professor in the Family Medicine Department at the University of Arizona..

I have a special interest in providing women’s health including obstetrical care and speak some Spanish.

I am married with three children and three grandchildren.  My husband and I moved here after residency in California because I had been here as a student and remembered the Gila Valley Clinic as being one of my best experiences in Medical School.  I am very happy to be a part of the way things are done in the Gila Valley unlike the bigger cities.  I hope to continue delivering babies and seeing patients in the hospital until I retire someday.

• Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

• Board Certified in Family Medicine

• Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians

• AzAFP Board Member 2013-2015

• Chief of Staff of Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

• Family Medicine Residency with OB in Merced, California through U.C. Davis

• MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine

• MPH from the University of Arizona College of Public Health

• BA from University of Arizona in General Biology

• BS from University of Arizona in Anthropology

• Special interest in OB care

• Former AmeriCorps Graduate- the domestic version of the Peace Corps

• Global Health – Medical Missions to Nigeria