After scouring the other three corners of the United States (New Jersey, Alabama, and California), my husband and I felt that the Northwest was the best fit for us and our young family. The vast outdoor recreational opportunities, the excellent school systems, nurturing community - what else can we ask for? I grew up dreaming the kind of life we have now and I've not once regretted the decision to become a doctor. My skills as a physician have enabled me to help a lot of indigent people back in the Philippines and it was most gratifying to know how I've impacted their lives during my brief practice there after residency. Looking forward, I hope to make more frequent trips back "home," if not settle there for good after retirement, in order to continue my service to them.
About my practice
I am a pediatrician and my professional philosophy is to treat every single patient I see as I expect my own child to be treated under similar circumstances.
How I thrive
Walking or jogging with my family, exchanging jokes across the dinner table, cuddling up on the sofa while watching Looney Tunes and Transformers - priceless!