I always loved science and had had a strong curiosity to understand how things worked. This initially drew me to a career in engineering, but I felt this lacked the human element I craved. After my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was able to see how strong of an impact her physicians had on her life, which inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.
I feel very lucky to work in a practice where I can satisfy my intellectual curiosity while helping our patients improve their quality of life. I love building long-term relationships with patients. We often meet our patients during a period of acute illness and help guide them along the road to recovery. Seeing this recovery is truly inspiring and a testament to the resiliency of our patients.
I believe strongly in a patient centered philosophy of care, which emphasizes patient education. I believe this empowers patients to be active participants in their care, which is crucial to practicing preventative medicine.