I grew up enjoying movies, shows, games, or books about solving mysteries. I also loved the sciences and taking care of people. Therefore, medicine in general and internal medicine specifically seemed like a perfect choice for me. I have never regretted this decision.
About my practice
During my internal medicine training, I found hospital work to be intellectually stimulating. I enjoyed the mental gymnastics of trying to figure out why a patient was so ill that he or she needed to be admitted to the hospital, and so I chose to become a hospitalist — a physician who works exclusively with hospitalized patients. In 2012, I was introduced to the newest subspecialty of medicine, informatics, which sits at the intersection of medicine and technology, and soon I became the inpatient lead for the Department of Medical Informatics, while also continuing my hospitalist duties.
How I thrive
Before having children, I participated in martial arts, strength training, swimming, running, and hiking. Now I do what I can between or during after-school activities. I have discovered and fallen in love with hot yoga and find that this helps me both physically and mentally. Keeping in touch with family and friends is also something I try to do as much as possible.