Welcome to my Web page. I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and members, and look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I am a native Southern Californian who grew up in San Diego. Even when I was a young child, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I knew that I wanted to be able to make a real difference in people's lives, and practicing medicine gives me that opportunity.
Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect with and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding to what members need. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their 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 members have entrusted me with their care and I strive to treat them as I would my own family.
I firmly believe in Kaiser Permanente's philosophy of total health care, and try to live it in my life every day. My family life is my major priority. I enjoy family outings to sporting events, especially football games. I volunteer to perform sports physicals for Pop Warner, Junior All-American football, as well as for local high school sports teams. I enjoy dancing with my daughter, and I love spending time at home with my family. I also love to read fiction. You may find me roller skating outdoors on a nice day or at the roller rink. I also lift weights to stay healthy.