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My specialty: Family Medicine
All Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Surgeons
My gender: Female
Yes, I'm accepting new patients.
I grew up in Santiago, Chile, speaking English and Spanish. I moved from Chile, where I completed my undergraduate degree and medical school, to Alaska for a couple of years and then spent more than a decade in Texas, where I did my residency program and later stayed on as faculty. I finally made my way to the Pacific Northwest, and this is where I plan to stay. My husband is a high school science teacher, and we have 3 daughters. Growing up in another country gave me an appreciation for diverse beliefs and lifestyles. I chose to specialize in Family Medicine because it allows me to develop strong relationships with my patients.
I envision my practice as one of collaboration between members and me, with mutual respect for each other's beliefs and past experiences. I have treated adults, infants, and children for almost 2 decades, and have more than a dozen years of obstetrics in family medicine. My dream is to take care of the entire family, from beginning to the end of life—including women during pregnancy. I also enjoy performing office procedures such as injections, biopsies, and placement of IUDs. As a busy professional, wife, and mom, I know how little time there is to go to the doctor—I strive for punctuality and thoroughness in every office visit.
Books and movies are my vices. I also enjoy drawing cartoons (that I never show anyone), and I dabble in sculpting. I like to explore new places and have enjoyed discovering restaurants, shops, and hiking trails around this area. Some of my favorite memories are of traveling with my family, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Visiting all 58 National Parks is on my bucket list!