I knew I wanted to be a doctor ever since I was a child. My mom was a nurse and often took me with her to work which was always exciting and interesting. Then, in high school, my mom was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The whole experience was eye opening and only solidified my desire to go into medicine to help others.
An internal medicine doctor treats all kinds of problems, from the very complex requiring multiple disciplines and specialists to simple conditions. That’s why I chose Internal Medicine as my specialty. It offers something new every day and provides patients with the continuity of care they need. Obesity, weight loss and providing healthy lifestyle options are some areas I am especially interested in.
Patients have described me as respectful, thorough, non-judgmental and supportive of their decisions. I present them with information and recommendations but ultimately they have the final say regarding their care. I care deeply about my patients and thrive on building strong physician-patient relationships. The foundation of my practice is to give patients the tools to make healthier lifestyle choices.
My hobbies include cooking, hiking and reading.