Q: What led you to work in pediatric endocrinology?
Answer: I feel that if we can take care of the children in our society we are investing in the future of the community. Children have very unique needs. To be able to meet those needs, provide education, support families, and watch them thrive is a true blessing.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: I saw the need for a pediatric endocrinologist in the area. Previously, patients had to travel many miles to seek proper care. I felt that I could fill that gap and provide excellent care to the Cumberland Valley area. I also fell in love with the warm-hearted people in the area. As a person, I always feel that giving back to the community is the least you can do.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about pediatric endocrinology?
Answer: A common misconception is that children can only have Type 1 diabetes. With the growing obesity epidemic we are seeing more and more children being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I am looking forward to finding out the needs of my patients and working in collaboration with the other pediatric physicians in our area to ensure local children are getting the appropriate quality care they need and deserve.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: My top three interests outside of work would be cooking, hiking, and traveling. Recently I have tried my hand at Vegetable Biryani with much success. I also enjoy exploring the hiking trails in the area with my family on the weekends, as well, since it is simply beautiful outside and fall is an excellent time of year here. On one of our recent trips, we went to the Gulf of Mexico and it was wonderful. We are always excited to find new places to visit.