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Education & Training
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, CA, 2001
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, CA
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, CA, 2001-2005
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal uterine bleeding, Fibroids, Incontinence, Infertility, Laparoscopic surgery, Menopausal disorders, Minimally invasive surgery, Sexual dysfunction, Stress incontinence
Hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery
Dr. Parman enjoys bicycling (mountain/road), running, snowboarding, backpacking, gardening and cooking.
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Philosophy of Care
My role as a physician is to serve and educate women, and thus, empower them to make their own health care and lifestyle decisions.
What is a D.O.? I attended Osteopathic Medical School, and like an M.D., completed four years of basic medical education. Osteopathy specifically teaches a philosophy of the body's natural ability to promote health and wellness. As physicians, we encourage treating the body as a whole, as opposed to treating a specific symptom or illness. My medical practice style is very similar to that of my M.D. colleagues, but may take a slightly different philosophical approach. I can prescribe all standard medications, perform surgeries and deliveries. Like my colleagues, I am board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. My specialty OB/GYN training was undertaken at an M.D. training hospital -- Kaiser in Santa Clara, CA. For more information regarding osteopathy, please visit: www.osteopathic.org.
I grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon with five brothers and two sisters. After high school, I moved to Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho, where I received by degree in zoology from the University of Idaho.
Subsequently, I relocated to the Bay Area to complete medical school and my residency. Twelve years later, I returned home to Portland to practice medicine and re-experience the Northwest. Although the Northwest is an amazing place to live, I was drawn back to the Bay Area for the sunshine and outdoor activities.
My husband and I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. We especially love cycling and I've competed in an occasional mountain bike race. I also enjoy experimental cooking and gardening (especially if it can be put in my cooking). Future aspirations include: becoming more involved in serving the community, completing a sub-4 marathon someday, and if I'm lucky -- to be blessed with children.
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