Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine: I have always felt that medicine as a career represents the perfect mix of science and art, learning and teaching. No two days are ever the same, and my patients teach me something new every day. I enjoy getting to know my patients over time, and helping them learn how they can lead healthier lives.
What patients should expect when they come to an appointment with me: Patients should expect careful and thoughtful attention to their concerns and medical problems from myself and the rest of our health care team. I view the doctor-patient relationship as a partnership and so I encourage all my patients to be actively involved in their care.
What I do when I’m not seeing patients: I enjoy drawing and painting, sewing, and (most of all) spending time with my family.