I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. I completed my residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. My medical special interest is in transitional care.
About my practice
A hospitalization is a time point of acute vulnerability for patients. I believe some of the anguish many patients and families go through can be eased by making sure they understand what is happening to them, from both the perspective of their disease and their treatment. This takes away some of the uncertainty and empowers the patient to take an active role in their own recovery. I like to support this process by taking the time to have these conversations with my patients.
How I thrive
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and son and extended family in the area. I also enjoy practicing martial arts and yoga.