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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Female
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I decided at age 5 that I was going to be a doctor and I never strayed from that desire. This became an even stronger focus for me after my own mother became very ill with heart disease while I was in medical school. I felt fairly lost and helpless at that time and I understand how scary it can be to be a patient or the family of a patient. I take the time to explain medical conditions to my patients, and my goal is to educate you so that you know you have choices. I think it’s important to make sure that there is a human connection between doctor and patient. It’s my goal to make you feel at ease and to let you know that I will do absolutely everything in my power to get you the care and the answers you need.
I have a team approach in caring for my patients. Once the patient sees me, they become a member of our care team, with the focus being to provide the patient with the best clinical outcome possible. I rely on a skilled group of team members, from schedulers, to respiratory therapists and nurses, to fellow physicians. I believe that everyone should have access to quality health care and I believe that knowledge is power. Communication is the single most critical aspect of being a good physician. I want my patients to know that I do my best every day to help you understand your illness, to explain your results and to discuss your options.
As a mother and wife, I thrive by spending quality time with my family. Traveling is my passion and the more the better. My family and I have traveled extensively across Europe and Asia and my 6-year-old has been to 12 countries. Not bad for a kindergartener!