Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine: I wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. Simply, I wanted to help people. As I began to study medicine it became clear that my passion was in women's health. I consider myself blessed to get to see women through each phase of life: adolescence, family planning, pregnancy and delivery, and care for women as they grow older. It is my privilege to help women through some of the best and sometimes most challenging times of their lives.
What patients should expect when they come to an appointment with me: I enjoy getting to know my patients and letting them get to know me, too! It is very important to me that patients feel their concerns are being heard. I enjoy helping patients work through their medical issues and reproductive needs in a team approach; I believe patients should take an active role in their own medical decision making. I take great satisfaction in helping women to live healthier lives, enjoy safe and healthy pregnancies and deliveries and being there for them when and if medical or surgical intervention is needed.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients: I love spending time with my husband, our two teenaged sons and our black lab, Nola. I am very busy with my boys' activities which include music, baseball, lacrosse and theater. I am also an avid marathon runner and was lucky to run the Boston Marathon three times! I love to travel, especially to New Orleans (where I attended med school) and the US Virgin Island of St. Croix where I enjoy Scuba Diving.