As an athlete myself, I understand the impact pain and injury can have on performance and overall well-being. That is why I am so passionate about treating acute and chronic injuries for children, teens and adults.
I started my career as a family medicine physician in 2015, when I often found myself treating sports injuries. In 2018, I realized that sports medicine allowed me to blend my love of family medicine with a passion for helping my patients get back to athletics, exercise or even simple, everyday tasks. Today, I remain board-certified in family medicine and hold a certificate of added qualification in primary care sports medicine.
Patients hear advice every day from family, friends and the internet. My goal is to partner with my patients to understand their symptoms and goals for recovery. Then together, we gather the best information and develop a treatment plan that addresses the symptoms and takes into consideration any long-term impact.
Within sports medicine, new techniques and treatment options continually evolve to help improve acute and chronic problems. I'm excited by treatment innovations and always look to see how I can transfer these new options into my patients? care.
I am originally from Roanoke, Virginia, where most of my family still lives. I have six nieces and nephews, and I absolutely love being their aunt. In my spare time, I spend time with my significant other and our two dogs, Oliver and Murphy. We love hiking and walking as much as we can. I also enjoy playing volleyball and play in an adult soccer league on the weekends. I am a proud alumnus of the Virginia Tech women's soccer team, so you can often find me at Virginia Tech games cheering on my Hokies. I am a huge fan of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team, with personal goal to catch one of its games live in the coming years. When not on the game field, I also enjoy gardening and baking.
Special Interests: Orthopedic Sports Medicine