Welcome to my Web page. I am excited to offer you this chance to get to know me.
I was born in New York to immigrant parents (my mother is from Romania and my father is from Armenia), but I've spent most of my life here in Southern California. When I was in ninth grade, my grandmother was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. This really shook me up because we were really close. My grandmother helped raise my sister and me, and lived with us for as long as I can remember. Her illness, her struggle, and her eventual triumph over ovarian cancer served as a turning point in my life. I decided then that I wanted to become a physician to help other people get well and to stay healthy.
I have had training in both clinic-based and hospital-based medicine and am quite comfortable with both preventive care and care of people who are critically ill. My goal is to partner with you to help you stay healthy and be there for you when you are sick. I feel quite privileged to be your doctor and I take very seriously the well-being and care of you and your family. I understand and listen to members' concerns and help them get the appropriate treatment and evaluations they need. In addition to being a physician, I also view myself as an educator. I try to help members understand and grasp medical conditions and the various treatment options available to them.
I enjoy spending family time with my husband and two daughters. I stay healthy through regular exercise and healthy eating. Regular exercise helps keep me energized, clear headed, and focused. Plus, it makes me happy! I love all outdoor pursuits because nature is beautiful and amazing. I also enjoy traveling, good wines, cooking, reading, and movies.