I went to University of Rochester for a fellowship in obstetrics. I then moved to the mountains of Sparta, NC near the Virginia border. I have been a solo practitioner with a practice in Independence, VA (a HPPSA community) and am on staff at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, NC. I did obstetrics and provided c-section coverage until 2004 when the malpractice crises made this impossible to continue. I started and am the Medical Director for the Ashe and Alleghany Farmworker Health Program for migrant farm workers. I am an Associate Community Professor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Duke University and I teach physician assistant and medical students in my office. I continue primary care, inpatient care and nursing home care today.
Having a fun and healthy family.
Just being a small town family doc.
Baking, coaching soccer, yoga
The sweat lodge, our class trip to Mexico, doing triathlons, learning Spanish (in Guatemala as part of residency), my first c-section at U of Az and making friends.
Married since 1996 to Michael. We have 2 healthy children, Aidan 11, Eirwyn 10.