I’m a board-certified physician with over a decade of experience integrating conventional Internal Medicine with Functional, Integrative, and Trauma-Informed approaches. I appreciate the interdependent nature of wellbeing and consider the whole you, in the unique context of your life, to provide in-depth and individualized care.
To be human is to know vulnerability. Illness and injury are not failures, but inevitable aspects of being human. I strive to maintain a shame-free environment that welcomes authentic connection. I affirm the significance of your experiences and resilience.
While we explore how life’s experiences shape biology, I help you to develop greater agency in your own health. We’ll have nuanced discussions of symptoms, results, and therapeutic strategies, empowering you to make informed decisions. Thoughtfully, I may order laboratory tests and explain results in detail. I intend to facilitate a deeper understanding of conventional medicine and illuminate the common thread among diverse medical disciplines. I help to reconcile conventional medicine, newer technologies, ancient healing traditions, and your personal value system and intuition. While my aim is to awaken insight and self-determination, I may prescribe medications, supplements, and lifestyle modifications as is appropriate.
Honing my unique interdisciplinary approach has meant a commitment to both continued medical education and personal growth. My practice is an expression of curiosity and compassion for the human experience. I work in partnership with patients, and often in collaboration with other medical providers and healing practitioners. Most recently, I enjoyed working at the Raby Institute at Northwestern, a multidisciplinary Integrative Medicine clinic in downtown Chicago.
I recently relocated to the Hudson Valley from Chicago, realizing a desire to create a medical practice devoted to wholeness, grow roots with my partner Brian, develop community, and live among the mountains. Originally from Michigan, I have spent 16 years in Chicago: 4 years in osteopathic medical school, 3 years in allopathic Internal Medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center and nearly 10 years working in Primary Care.
You can read more about my philosophy and journey at my website.