I have been a Registered Nurse since 2000 with experience in pediatrics, emergency/trauma, women’s health and labor and delivery. In 2010 I opened a small lactation business to help fill the gap in care for mothers and babies in our community. My small business soon had to grow into a group practice to meet demand. I returned to graduate school and became a Nurse Practitioner when I identified the need to add primary healthcare elements to our practice like prescribing medications, diagnosing and treating post partum depression and treating infant tongue tie. In 2015 we opened the MiLC Clinic where I offer women’s health care in an alternative, woman-centered model. You will find me at the part of the week at MiLC Clinic, and part of the week at Camellia Women’s Health providing prenatal care and gynecology. I hold privileges at Mercy San Juan Hospital where I catch babies as a Nurse Midwife.
My style is low-intervention, straight forward and thorough. I provide guidance but allow women to make their own decisions. I am especially interested in treatment of breast pain and breast infections. I have published research on breast infections and continue to gather data for future studies.
I have been a Registered Nurse since 2002. I earned a Master’s in Nursing Health Policy from UCSF and a Master’s in Nursing with a Nurse Midwifery specialty from Frontier Nursing University. I have experience working in a variety of settings, including the ER, hospital maternal newborn units, birth center, and postpartum. My focus is to support your goals and help you have the experience you deserve.