I was born and raised in Portland, and am lucky to call this city my home. I have lived in Ecuador, and have had the opportunity to visit many other parts of the world. Although I love seeing new places, I am always excited to get back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in the medical field. In college, I intended to study occupational therapy, but found myself drawn to the nursing profession instead. I finished my first undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish, and then went on to nursing school at Oregon Health Sciences University. After 10 years as a nurse in many different practice settings, I decided to return to school and earned my degree as a family nurse practitioner at St. Joseph’s College of Maine, in Standish, Maine.
I chose family practice so that I would be able to work with patients of all ages, and through all stages of life. I see my patients as individuals, and try to become a partner in their health care and well-being. I use a “whole-person” approach with patients, and try to help them find their individual motivators to achieve better health. I celebrate diversity, and enjoy working with patients of different cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. We especially love getting outside and exploring new areas in and around Portland through hiking and geocaching. I am drawn to the water, and participate on a year-round recreational dragon boat team. I also like kayaking, swimming, and spending time at the ocean.
Trisha was elected as a top nurse in Portland Monthly’s 2018 “Top Docs and Nurses” feature.
Please Note: Trisha will work closely with the Beaverton Family Medicine physicians, seeing their patients on a same-day/overflow basis. Patients cannot choose Trisha as their Primary Care Provider.
Specialty: Family Medicine