After receiving a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Betty moved to Seattle, where she worked in urgent care. She graduated from her physician assistant program at Yale University and began working with Eviva in August 2021.
Betty was interested in bariatrics because she enjoys being in the OR, but also appreciates the ability to form strong and lasting relationships with both surgical and medical weight loss patients. She enjoys caring for each patient in a way that considers an individual’s strengths and challenges, their unique weight loss journey, support system, lifestyles, and other medical conditions that contribute to their obesity.
In her role as a physician assistant, Betty hopes to improve access to bariatric care, a field with the potential to significantly improve quality of life for millions of Americans. Having dedicated several years volunteering in healthcare throughout her education, she is passionate about providing excellent care to both her surgical and non-surgical patients. She also enjoys learning about the science of obesity, which is a complex and chronic condition. She believes education is not only important for her patients to be successful, but it is also crucial for the general public, in order to address stigmas against a disease growing in prevalence and to reach more people struggling with obesity.
Betty is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Washington Academy of Physician Assistants. Outside of the clinic, Betty loves traveling, food, art, international films, hiking, camping, snowboarding, paddleboarding, cycling, dogs, and is a novice photographer.