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I help patients of all ages with a variety of hearing and balance problems. I received my bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from California State University, East Bay, and my clinical doctorate from San Diego State University and The University of California, San Diego.
I was initially drawn to the field of audiology because I have several family members with hearing loss. For many people, hearing loss creates communication difficulties that can erode personal relationships, professional interactions, self-confidence and so much more. I enjoy watching patients triumph as they work through the recovery process and enhance their relationships through better hearing.
One of the things that I like best about working at The Portland Clinic is our patient-centered philosophy. Appointments are structured so that I have the time necessary to gain a comprehensive understanding of each patient. Then, once a problem is identified, I work together with the patient to form the best possible treatment or rehabilitation strategy. My job changes every day, because each patient is unique! I also enjoy keeping up with advancements in hearing science and technology, and I am constantly thinking about how I can use this information to help my patients.
I was born in San Diego but have lived in many places, including Turkey and the United Kingdom. As an Oregonian for many years now, I really enjoy being outdoors. On weekends, if I’m not camping or hiking, you can find me meandering through the farmer’s markets in search of local produce, preparing and sharing tasty meals with neighbors and friends, or cheering on my children from the sidelines of their soccer games.