Welcome to my Web page and to my practice in family medicine. I joined Kaiser Permanente in the fall of 2007 after moving back to California with my family from Westchester, New York. I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and speak fluent Spanish. I received a BS in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. I went to medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, followed by a year at New York Medical College. I did two years of surgical residency at Our Lady of Mercy in Bronx, New York. I then did three years of residency in family medicine at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Queens, New York.
I had wanted to be a doctor since suffering from meningitis as a child. Since becoming a physician, I have been impressed with the number of members who have been searching for a family medicine doctor who speaks their language and understands their culture and needs. This impression drives me to strive to give personalized care to all of my patients, to listen to where they are coming from and work to develop a health maintenance plan that will work for them.
When joining Kaiser Permanente, I was immediately attracted to the collegial environment that encourages keeping up with the latest in medical advancements and focusing on preventative care.
I believe that to stay well you have to live a balanced life. While work can be very rewarding, it can also cause stress. To relieve stress, I enjoy cooking, spending time with my friends and family and coaching my daughter's soccer team.