I am originally from Vidalia, Ga., and completed my high school curriculum in Woodbridge, England on an air base. I knew I wanted to be a doctor in high school. I fell in love with the life sciences in tenth grade and committed my life to the study of science and health. I chose primary care because it allows you to take care of the whole person. I also like influencing others in making healthy living choices. I completed my undergraduate degree at Emory University and my medical degree at Meharry Medical College. I completed a double internship and residency, as well board certifications in both internal medicine and pediatrics, at Louisiana State University. My family and I remain huge LSU fans.
About my practice
Prevention is the true frontier in medicine, and I enjoy being able to help our members become healthy and empowering them to manage their own health. Total health requires being in tune with your body, mind and soul. I also believe faith and having a positive outlook influences your overall health.I specialize in internal medicine with a focus on prevention. I also serve as a physician marketing liason for the Northwest Atlanta area working with our sales teams to promote Kaiser Permanente's integrated delivery system.
How I thrive
I thrive by running. I have been a runner since childhood and really enjoy it. I have participated in several Kaiser Permanente sponsored run/walk events. I also enjoy gardening and spending time with my three children.I am very involved with my church, and I have also been active in women's ministry. I enjoy participating in community health fairs in the area. My husband and I believe in helping others thrive, and we are regular contributors to the Atlanta Union Mission.