Medical School: Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philosophy of Care: My approach to patient care is to build an open and trusting relationship. I hope to foster this by creating a safe space within each patient-doctor relationship. My goal is that each patient feels heard and included in decisions.

Medical interests: My specific interests include women’s health, mental health, palliative care, community outreach, and care for minority groups and the underserved.

Why Ellensburg?: I was initially drawn to CWFMR for its strong rural training, and I was won over by the sense of community and support I felt. I was looking for a program with a strong sense of community involvement and focus on community enrichment.

Personal interests/hobbies: In my free time I enjoy anything outdoors (hiking, bouldering, kayaking). I love anything creative and can spend hours making music. My philosophy in life is that I’ll try (almost) anything at least once!

Crystal aspires to: Conduct meaningful research in the applications of osteopathic manipulative treatments to improve the practice of evidence-based medicine