I was born and raised in the Philippines to a big family. Our home was always abuzz with activity. Growing up, I never had store-bought toys, but I had the biggest most exciting playground - the rural outdoors. It was also here where I realized the need for healthcare professionals. Medicine beckoned to me as I grew up around preventable diseases, malnutrition, and environmental health hazards. Thus, I pursued my degree and went on to be trained in Family and Community Medicine, allowing me to reach out to a greater number of patients in different age groups.
About my practice
I have always advocated patient-centered treatment with special focus on preventive medicine. I believe that catching a disease early makes a lot more difference in the quality of a person's life. The care principles of Kaiser Permanente align perfectly with mine, and I am very pleased to be practicing with this organization.
How I thrive
When I moved to the Southwest Washington in the summer of 2013, my inner child awoke excited. The mountains, fields, and rivers are like another giant playground, a lot different from my rural hometown, but nonetheless fun. I have gone on fun runs, kayaking, and fishing with my family of four. We cannot wait to explore and enjoy more of the Northwest outdoors.