Originally from the Bay Area, I received my undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego, where I majored in neuroscience and psychology, followed by medical school at Touro University California. Medicine is intellectually stimulating, and I ultimately get to work with and help people, so it was an easy choice for me. My residency in family medicine in Vancouver, Washington, made me quickly grow to love the Pacific Northwest.
About my practice
I chose to go into osteopathic medicine because of the holistic, whole-person approach. This approach has taught me that modern health is a combination of medical research, the body's natural ability to heal, and doing what best serves each individual. I love family medicine because it allows me to approach health in this way with all ages — getting to know both patients and their families. Some of my specific interests include integrative medicine, sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation, addiction medicine, women's health, office-based procedures, Spanish-speaking communities, and adult hospitalized medicine.
How I thrive
In my free time I enjoy the Pacific Northwest with its great food and beautiful hiking. I also like watching movies and comedy shows, and dogs. Family and friends are spread all over, so I travel as much as I can.