I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Libya before moving to the United States at age twelve. I feel privileged to be a doctor and to practice medicine at Kaiser Permanente. We work together to address an individual's concerns during personal visits but also to address the health needs of larger populations and communities. Being a primary care provider is hard work but it is also thoroughly rewarding; I have patients for whom I have cared for over twenty years, being there for them in good times and hard times.
About my practice
I believe the doctor-patient relationship is a partnership based in trust and empathy. Decisions about healthcare are not always black or white. Having a partnership allows for better decision making in these situations.
How I thrive
I am married and have four daughters. My family is a source of strength and vitality. I enjoy gardening and "puttering" around our property; there's nothing like splitting wood on a brisk fall day or cleaning out a vegetable bed and planting seeds in the spring.