I am dedicated to getting to know children and their families on an individual basis. I make the same suggestions for my patients as I would my own kids or family members.
When Jeanette first entered college, she was a chemistry major at UCLA and had her sights set on becoming a chemistry professor. Within a few years she realized she missed having interactions with others so she changed her path to be a pre-med student. From there, she was drawn to the holistic approach of nurse practitioners and decided that was what she wanted to do. When it came to deciding on a specialty, there was no question about it! She has always loved children, having worked many jobs as a babysitter, camp counselor, and nanny. After becoming a pediatric nurse, Jeanette trained at Johns Hopkins to become a nurse practitioner, specializing in primary care. She is most excited to join PANW to be part of a integrative model of care for families. She is board-certified and practices in our Beaverton office.
Jeanette started working at her aunt’s coffee shop as a teen and has enjoyed good coffee ever since. Over the years she has found many different ways to make her coffee. Currently, she has 5 different ways to brew it at home. Her absolute favorite morning beverage is a hot oat milk latte!
Jeanette has always loved traveling but now enjoys it even more with her children. She especially loves exploring new cities and finding everything they have to offer. She finds it most enjoyable to leave travel plans open and get recommendations on the fly from locals. She is always up for a good adventure!
Jeanette grew up camping most weekends of the summer, always around a lake in Northern California. There is nothing more peaceful to her than being in the mountains next to a still lake. Being “unplugged” and exploring is where she finds true calmness. Since living in Oregon, she has started camping at the coast, but still prefers lakes. Jeanette hopes to instill the love of camping in her own children.
When she lived in LA, she was a nanny and met quite a few movie stars. She was also a rower for UCLA and loves a good water balloon toss.
Jeanette is married and has two girls, 7 and 8 years old. She understands that having kids is such a mix of difficult moments and magical moments. When parents or children are having a hard time, she truly understands how difficult it can be. Her own girls keep her on her feet; change happens so quickly! She wishes she could slow down time. On busy days she tries to carve out special, uninterrupted time with her daughters and just enjoy whatever they are doing. These are their favorite moments of the day, laughing and playing together.