After working a number of years in Spokane as an RN, Lori went on to pursuit her career as an advanced practitioner. Lori obtained her Master’s Degree from Gonzaga University.
Care for the women in her family led her to seek a career in women’s health.
Lori has completed extra training and certification in lifestyle medicine, a branch of medicine which seeks to improve health and treat chronic disease first through changes and modifications in lifestyle as the first line of therapy, and then introduces pharmaceutical modifications and medications only if necessary, a little later in the course of therapy, as a second line. Carefully chosen nutrition, timing of eating, physical activity, timing of physical activity, stress management, and sleep, are some of the key components. Foods classified by the FDA as “medical foods” based on their efficacy and scientific study are also an important component of lifestyle medicine. Education, medical knowledge, communication skills, organization and structure, as well as motivational techniques are key to helping patients make meaningful lifestyle change and the success of lifestyle medicine for any particular patient, and these are strengths of Lori’s.
Apart from work, Lori and her husband lead an active life. Together with their two children and the family dogs, they enjoy spending the day on the lake, skiing in the mountains, or a great round of golf.