Why did you become a healthcare provider?

I have always been drawn to medicine, and women’s health in particular. It was not so much a decision but a calling.

What attracted you to a community health center for your practice?

I have always worked for CHCs and underserved populations. I enjoy treating patients from all walks of life and believe in the CHC model. We have so many resources to offer our community and believe it is a more complete model of care.

What do you enjoy or find most fulfilling about caring for patients?

I thoroughly enjoy offering a comprehensive experience to my patients, bringing in different philosophies and approaches to common ailments. I am skilled in surgery should it be necessary, but I individualize my treatments and take logical and conservative steps toward whole health. My main focus is education, allowing my patients the opportunity to fully understand themselves and their bodies. I am continually educating myself on CAM (comprehensive and alternative medicine) techniques, and have surrounded myself professionally with providers of all fields that I trust.

If you could be anything else, what would you want to be?

An artist on a tropical beach 🙂

Do you have children? If so, what are their ages?

Yes! I have a daughter that is one and a half years old.

Do you have hobbies or a way you like to spend your time away from work?

I enjoy spending time with family, neighborhood walks, hikes, art, museums, music, and food.

Do you have a favorite book, movie or TV show?

Favorite book Memoirs of a Geisha. Favorite movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971).