I grew up in the Philippines and finished medical school at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. After this, I underwent training in Family Medicine at The University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital and at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. My first practice was at Columbia Basin Health Association in Mattawa, Washington before moving to Providence Medical Group in Chehalis, Washington where I also served as site clinical lead. I enjoy teaching and had the privilege of being a clinical instructor in Family Medicine at the University of Washington and at the Pacific Northwest University.
About my practice
As a family physician, I provide medical services to adult and pediatric patients. I strongly believe in the prevention of illnesses as well as early and timely medical intervention to avoid complications and life-threatening conditions. It is important not only to achieve physical health but also mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
How I thrive
My philosophy is to "practice what I teach." It is only through this that I can relate to my patients especially in empathizing with them on living a healthy lifestyle. I believe a healthy and balanced diet, exercise, and obtaining enough sleep/rest and stress relief is vital to a person's wellbeing. After work, I enjoy hiking, going to the gym, or swimming. Spending quality time with friends and family is something that also enriches me. I also enjoy the theater, the symphony, and arts.