Clinical Interest for Patients
I have always been passionate about promoting reproductive health for all women. As director of the Special Contraception Clinic, I concentrate on safe and highly effective birth control for women with a variety of medical disorders, from lupus, to diabetes, to cystic fibrosis. We also excel at providing contraception for patients with other complex needs, such as adolescents or those with developmental disability. I provide in-office awake sterilization procedures, traditional sterilization in the OR, and management of miscarriage or abnormal pregnancy.
I believe that the health care that works for the patient is the one that is consistent with her beliefs, values, and needs, and recognize that reproductive health needs of women evolve over time.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and biking with my children.
As a professional educator/clinician, I teach about Women's Health to community groups, at churches and synagogues, and to professional organizations of midwives, nurse practitioners and physicians. I am the Medical Consultant for the Family Planning Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health.
I am frequently asked to speak on topics related to adolescent development, new birth control options, immediate post-partum birth control, birth spacing, and long-acting contraceptive methods.