I was born in the Chicago suburbs and moved to northern Colorado just before high school. I have been lucky enough to stay in the state ever since. I attended Colorado State University and then the University of Colorado School of Medicine, followed by residency in OB/GYN which was also with the CU program.
I began my obstetrics and gynecology practice in Littleton, CO in 1989. I gradually became more interested in integrative medicine, which I utilized during the following years in solo and later group OBGYN practice settings. I practiced office-only gynecology from 2010 until 2019, and I am now retired from clinical practice.
During my years of practice I developed special expertise in menopausal medicine. This included prescribing a wide variety of hormonal preparations including compounded bioidentical hormones, when indicated. A summary of my thoughts about menopause and hormonal treatments can be found on the "Menopause" page.
Another area of interest for me became the treatment of sexual difficulties, including low desire and vulvar pain syndromes. Sexual pain syndromes can be challenging to diagnose and treat, but also very rewarding. I often found that a team approach utilizing several providers with different skills provides the best chance of success. More about this on the "Vulvodynia" page.
Lastly, as I have retired from clinical practice, I am increasing my activities in my "encore career" as a human sexuality educator. More about this can be found on the "Speaking" page.