Kimberly has been an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Nurse-Midwife for over 10 years and has a wide-ranging career spanning women's health, public health, and international medicine. She specializes in chronic disease management, diabetes, hypertension, fatigue, weight loss, anti-aging medicine, and has a passion for hormone balance in women and men.
Kimberly believes that every man and woman has a unique balance of hormones and has witnessed positive outcomes for numerous patients who chose bio-identical hormones. Hormone replacement therapy in women balances estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, which can relieve peri-menopause, prevent memory loss, provide libido support, promote heart health, induce bone production and accelerate growth and repair of healthy tissues throughout the body. She believes that bio-identical hormones are extremely effective tools for managing hormone balance, when in the care of the right provider.
As men age, their testosterone levels change and may fall below the optimal range. Low testosterone can be a predictor of cardiovascular disease and can effect insulin regulation, bone density, and cognitive abilities. Stabilized testosterone levels improve mood, energy, strength, and cognition. It improves body composition by encouraging more lean muscle and reducing fat as well as improving libido and erectile dysfunction.
Philosophy of Care:
"I believe in treating the whole person; body, mind, and spirit. I love getting to know each person as an individual and not just a set of symptoms or illness because sitting and listening to a patient is the best part of my job.”
Kimberly graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in Psychology/History in 1997 and then went on to Vanderbilt School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee where she received a BSN/MSN in Nurse-Midwifery in 2002. Several years later she received her second Master's Degree in Nursing from OHSU in Portland, Oregon and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society. Kimberly is currently taking classes towards her degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
Kimberly continuously adds to her didactic education by regularly attending educational conferences in integrative medicine and anti-aging medicine throughout the country. She is a current member of the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Extracurricular Activities & Personal Interests:
Kimberly has a strong commitment to the community and regularly volunteers at Brother Francis Shelter's caring clinic. She is also a Captain in the Air Force Reserves and works in the medical flight.
Kimberly has a love for the outdoors and enjoys telemark skiing, biking, fishing, and traveling. Kimberly enjoys international medicine where she has worked in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Bolivia, Zambia, and Costa Rica.