What motivated you to become a doctor of podiatric medicine?
I have liked feet since I was little. My family had a lot of foot issues and I became interested at a young age. I have always thought they were important and thought it would be great to try and help keep people moving.
Do you have a favorite Fairview story, memory or experience?
I remember this one patient I saw at the Fairview Rosemount Clinic when I initially started with Fairview. She came down from 2 hours outside of the cities for an ingrown toenail and an ulcer and extreme pain to the toe. After examining her feet, we found that she had decreased bloodflow, coordinated with vascular services and found a really bad vascular issue that was able to be solved and if we had not have done that, she could have lost her toe or worse. She was very appreciative. It was an overall very positive experience.
What do you love about working at Fairview?
I like that Fairview has a group base approach to medicine and care. You are not only working closely with patients and primary care doctors but also specialty doctors. I think that provides more well rounded care and makes it easier for patients to get the treatment they need.
What distinguishes you from others in your field? What approaches do you take?
I like to approach each patient like a blank slate. What works for one patient may not work for another patient. I try to individualize care.
What does a typical day look like for you at work?
One of the nice things about my days is that there is no typical day! I have clinic 3 1/2 days during the week and surgery one day a week. I also rotate being on call to cover both Fairview Southdale Hospital and Fairview Ridges Hospital.
Tell us a fun fact about you. I can juggle!