As a faculty member, I am excited to be teaching at Kaiser Permanente, where the model of care prioritizes the patient, which is reflected in best practices, such as evidence-based medicine. As a family physician, I view my relationships with patients as partnerships. It is my job to listen and provide information with respect and compassion and to help my patients make the best decisions for their health. At the same time, I try to be mindful how those decisions will fit into their lives. As a doctor, I have an opportunity to serve the community and advocate for change with the hope of improving health care outcomes. I am interested in serving teens and older adults. My interests also include maternal and infant health, chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, prevention and health maintenance, and health equity.
I enjoy spending time with my family. They help keep me grounded and inspired. We love exploring the outdoors, traveling and having fun.