I thrive on building relationships and partnerships with my patients and their families. It is my pleasure to help guide families through both the trials and joys of raising a child. I believe in the science of medicine and know that when applied, it benefits both my patients and our community as a whole.
Dr. Larson does not remember a time when she wanted to be anything other than a pediatrician. She loved going to the doctor, even when shots were involved. This desire persisted through high school, college and medical school without wavering. She graduated medical school at Emory University and completed her pediatric residency at NYU in New York City. Over the years, Dr. Larson has made a conscious choice not to specialize in a particular area of pediatrics because she enjoys applying her full range of knowledge and training to support her patients and their families. She knows that serving as a primary care pediatrician is her vocation, and she enjoys watching her patients grow and develop. Dr. Larson is board-certified and practices in our Tigard office.
Dr. Larson caught the bug to travel when she was in the seventh grade. She traveled to the British Isles with a study group, and her love of international travel was set. Going abroad and experiencing different cultures and cuisines continues to be one of her great pleasures. She has fallen in love with the Eastern Mediterranean region from the islands of Crete, Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica to mainland Italy and Greece, where her husband claims the feta is properly made and tastes great.
Dr. Larson enjoys exploring different foods. She considers herself lucky to live in and travel to places with some of the best food in the world. She loves living so close to the Willamette Valley and enjoying the region’s fantastic pinots.
Easy-going and adventurous, Dr. Larson is not afraid to try new things and laugh at herself. Growing up in Atlanta, she was not exposed to winter sports. Upon moving to Portland, she decided to try to learn to snowboard. It’s still a work in process but she is having a lot of fun laughing.
Dr. Larson lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs. She spends weekends hiking up Dog Mountain, playing frisbee golf along the Columbia River, and watching the dogs rampage and meander through 1000 Acres along the Sandy River. All of her littles (human and fur babies), teach her every day how to love and about the unpredictability of life. Since the arrival of her daughter, she has learned the difference between the theory of parenting and reality. This knowledge strongly influences her practice.