I was born and raised in a small town in northwest Alberta. I attended university in Camrose at the then Augustana University College, but I earned a University of Alberta degree, a Bachelor of Science with distinction with a Major in Cellular Molecular Microbiology and a Minor in Chemistry, as the two schools had amalgamated.
The move up to the big city of Edmonton brought me to Medical School and Family Medicine Residency at the U of A. I was fortunate enough to work with Westgrove Maternity as a Resident and began my career as Dr. Laidlaw’s Maternity Leave locum.
I opened my own practice in 2012 and have been enjoying taking care of a diverse population of patients, literally providing cradle to grave care. I love the variety I see in a day and truly love being involved in maternity and newborn care, it brings me joy to see all the happy families. I am striving to be a Health At Every Size advocate and provider. Ask me more about this at your next visit, or call me out if I'm not practicing what I preach!
I love having learners in the clinic with me and teaching medical students and residents is a big part of my practice.
In 2013 I achieved my biggest promotion, to Mom. My husband and I are parents to two small boys who keep us on our toes, as does our Boarder Terrier Hobbes. At the risk of sounding like your grandmother, I’ll admit I’m an avid curler and prior to children I knit up a storm, I also enjoy baking and making jams and jellies from my fruit trees…it’s the 1800s over here! I hope to introduce the boys to skiing, skating and wish to explore the world with them.
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