Dr. Meinen chose to focus on sleep medicine because it is a critical part of all of our lives, yet often overlooked. Helping people improve their sleep and witnessing this transform their lives is what makes her passionate about sleep medicine. Dr. Meinen underwent sleep medicine training at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where she observed a spectrum of complicated sleep disorders, setting her up with an excellent knowledge base for moving into her own sleep practice. Dr. Meinen enjoys educating and communicating with her patients and strives to always create a relationship, not just a diagnosis. She feels most satisfied when a patient returns to tell her how much better they feel now that they are being treated for their sleep disorder. She also enjoys teaching residents and being involved in the academic side of sleep medicine.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Dr. Meinen believes wellness is a huge part of life. Outside of work, she loves to practice yoga, jog, work in her garden, and read. She enjoys living in Portland because of the great outdoor activities, food, culture, and people.