I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and completed my residency training at the University of California in San Francisco in 2007. I entered medicine with the goal of providing long term, high quality primary care to a wide range of patients, with a focus on the underserved. After four years at an Oakland, California based local health clinic serving a largely Spanish-speaking community, my family and I decided to leave the Bay Areas to settle in a smaller, more family-friendly town.
About my practice
I have been working as a primary care internist since residency and feel fortunate to have found such an engaging and inspiring setting in which to invest my energies. I believe each patient has a unique story and experience to share, and do my best to meet people where they are when offering my perspective on their healthcare. I am committed to the life-long learning that medicine requires, while remaining humbled by how much we still don't know. My experience has been in low-resource primary care clinics for Spanish-speaking patients, with a focus on diabetes and chronic care.
How I thrive
I believe any clinician who seeks to help others live healthy lives should be able to do the same for themselves. For me this means maintaining a healthy work-life balance, cultivating and nurturing relationships with family and friends, exercising regularly, and making time for the activities I love. I enjoy bicycling, drawing, reading, cooking, and taking classes whenever time permits.