I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I live happily here in Hawaii with my wonderful husband who is a yoga instructor.
There is an ancient proverb that goes, “Without proper nutrition, medicine is of no use; with proper nutrition, medicine is of no need.” I believe that proper nutrition and diet is one of the best preventive strategies for your health. I devote much of my time as an internal medicine physician to discussing healthy lifestyle changes and nutritional management with my patients. Once they understand what the most beneficial actions to take are and why, we can begin moving towards their optimal health. I enjoy the emphasis on teamwork within the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. Everyone from the physicians to the medical staff including the registered nurses, medical assistants, nurse practitioners, nutritionists and physical therapists, embrace the patients as their own family and treat them with the utmost respect.
I love the ocean and enjoy kayaking, standup paddle boarding and long walks on the beach. I also have fun gardening and spending quality time with my husband.