Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I'm glad to have the opportunity to present my credentials to you and share other information about myself. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
My mother is from Mexico City and my father is from Cairo, Egypt. I am a Southern California native and have been a Kaiser Permanente member my whole life. My education includes St. Lucy's Priory High School in Glendora, the UC Riverside/UCLA Program in Biomedical Sciences, and residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. I feel very blessed to have a career in medicine and appreciate the opportunity to make a positive difference in my patients' lives.
Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding to what patients need. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their innermost secrets, fears, and hopes. It is a privilege to help patients understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
I firmly believe in Kaiser Permanente's philosophy of total health, which considers all aspects of a person's state of being—body, mind, and spirit—and try to live it in my life every day. My family life is my major priority. I enjoy taking walks with my husband and two young sons and spending time with our extended family.