Hello, my name is Ella. Welcome to my Web page. I would like to give you the opportunity to get to know me as your occupational medicine physician. It is my privilege to be your physician for your occupational health needs.
I was born in the Philippines and moved to the USA at 28 years of age. I came with my nursing and medical degree and began a fulfilling journey, both personally and professionally. I started my career as a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Next, I obtained my family medicine training at Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, where eventually I became a practitioner of urgent care and occupational medicine.
I am passionate about medicine. It is my opportunity to gain meaningful insight into each member’s life. Everyday at work gives me a chance to get to know them, offer treatment options, alleviate pain, and hopefully promote positive change.
I strive to achieve balance in my life, because I "wear many hats." Each role I have can be demanding, but I am blessed with great support from co-workers, friends, and family. I am a wife and mother to 2 young children, whom I enjoy pampering with home-cooked traditional Filipino food. I enjoy spending time with my family. We are "foodies" who enjoy trying new dishes and cuisines. We take time for small outings or even just quiet nights at home watching a movie. I also love cooking, baking, and crafting. I love holidays, as it is a perfect excuse to go overboard with cooking and decorating!