Dr. Skinner grew up in Federal Way, Washington near Seattle. She attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where she majored in Zoology/Pre-med. She also minored in Southeast Asian Studies, and studied abroad in Thailand. In 2003 she received her medical degree from Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. While in medical school, Dr. Skinner also began working towards a Master’s degree in Public Health, which she received in 2006. Dr. Skinner was glad to return to the Northwest for her family medicine residency at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, Washington. Following that, she practiced family medicine for almost four years in Vancouver. In September of 2010 she joined the team at Family Medical Group Northeast.
Dr. Skinner’s approach emphasizes preventive healthcare and working to create a healthy lifestyle focusing on the individual needs of each of her patients, along with applying the most up to date, evidence based treatments for patients. She is trained in Osteopathic manipulation, and is able to do some adjustments for her patients. She promotes preventive screenings, along with maintaining a balanced diet and active lifestyle, and encourages her patients to take an active role in their own health and wellbeing. Dr. Skinner enjoys seeing whole families in her practice, and welcomes new patients of all ages. She is also interested in community health, and looking at how the health of individuals is affected by environmental and social factors in the wider community.
When Dr. Skinner is not in the office she stays very active with her family. She bikes to work nearly every day, while enjoying family bike rides on the weekends with her husband and children. In the summer she enjoys canoeing, hiking, camping, traveling, and scuba diving. During the winter months she enjoys snow shoeing and downhill skiing with her family. Dr. Skinner is also active in her children’s school where she is on the PTA and volunteers at school events --Go Vernon Owls!
Dr. Skinner is often out of the office on Tuesdays.
2647 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97212
Location Phone: 503-288-0083
Location Fax: 971-282-0120