I am originally from Toronto, Canada, and was inspired to study medicine by my family doctor, who was a medical missionary in Africa. I still remember her making house calls and coming to visit me when I was sick.
About my practice
Being a Family Medicine doctor is a joy and privilege. It allows me to care for entire families, from newborns to grandparents. At Loma Linda Medical School we were taught to practice "whole person care," which recognizes that the mind and body are connected and that all patients' background stories affect their current health. During my residency with Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California, I grew proud of its approach to high-quality preventive care, across the socioeconomic spectrum. I enjoy helping my members change their lifestyles to prevent and manage chronic disease.
How I thrive
I love spending time with my husband and two daughters, hiking and traveling. I love reading! Running helps me relieve stress, and I enjoy spending time cooking with friends. I am passionate about improving the health of our community and am working on connecting community leaders to help prevent conditions such as diabetes (especially in our children) and make it easier for people to create healthy habits.