Welcome to my Web page. I’m glad to have the chance to introduce myself and share with you my role as a physician in the Psychiatry Department.
After I completed my psychiatry residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, I joined Kaiser Permanente. I practice in the Psychiatry Department of Downey Medical Center.
My practice is focused primarily on the medical diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions in people 18 and older. I am one of several psychiatrists (MDs) who are part of a treatment team that includes psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurses, and support staff. We collaborate to meet all aspects of your mental health care. If you come to us for treatment, your first visit will be with a licensed therapist who will work with you to determine the appropriate treatment plan to meet your needs. If a further medical evaluation or medication management is needed, this treatment plan will include an appointment with a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will use the information obtained by your therapist to assist him or her in their medical evaluation of you. If you need medication, the psychiatrist will follow up with you on your care with this medication, while your therapist will continue to work with you on your treatment plan and therapy needs.
I employ the same stress management techniques that I teach my patients.