I am a Family Medicine provider at Altru Health System. I was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, which may sound familiar to those who watch the HGTV show, Home Town. I am the first physician in my family and the first to complete a four year college degree. I completed medical school at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After experiencing both extremes of climate, I have found that I much prefer the North Dakota winters. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, playing video games, and spending time with my husband and our two dogs.
My decision to practice medicine came from experiences I had as a child with my grandmother’s battle with cancer. I try to approach patients as if they were my family member; I think that it helps patients feel more at ease. I am a big proponent of shared decision making so that my patients and I can make a plan of care together.