Experience & Education
University of Minnesota
San Bernardino County Med Ctr, San Bernardino, CA
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, San Pedro, CA
Areas of ExpertiseFamily Medicine
When I was choosing an area to specialize in, Family Practice simply made the most sense to me: having one doctor look at the whole person and all of their needs—and not compartmentalize—creates better care. Medicine today has become very specialized, making the role of the general practice doctor even more important.
My job is to look at the big picture, partner with my patients to build the highest quality of life, and when needed, advocate for them to ensure they get the care they need. A good family doctor wears lots of hats, including that of an educator, a clinician, and often a friend. I enjoy caring for all ages from 7 to 107 and have an "advanced" degree in teenagers—which simply means I have raised several, survived, and still love taking care of other people's teenagers.
It is a priority for me to spend enough time with my patients to answer all their questions so they feel completely comfortable with their care.
Areas of Interest
Adolescent care, geriatrics, pediatrics (7 and up), women's health