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About Me

Welcome to my Web page. I am an Internal Medicine physician who cares for our members in the hospital. Kaiser Permanente's integrated care allows me access to the highest-quality specialists and advanced technology, while providing me the opportunity to work closely with members and their families.

Biography

Growing up in Arizona, I knew early on that I wanted a career in medicine. My great passion has always been working with people to guide them through their medical issues, and I feel very privileged to be their physician. The uniqueness of each person in the way he or she presents with symptoms and responds to treatment continues to impress me. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 1997 after eight years as an associate clinical professor at UC Irvine, teaching residents and medical students about internal medicine. I originally chose Kaiser Permanente because of the independence our physicians have in caring for our members. After nearly 18 years with our group, I know I made the right decision.

About my practice

As the current Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente Orange County, it is my privilege to lead our nearly 800-strong multidisciplinary physician group. I chose this Kaiser Permanente because its core mission seamlessly aligns with my personal value system: to deliver world-class, evidence-based care affordably, and to elevate the health of the communities in which we live. We strive to always provide the best-possible care, yet continually seek new ways to improve the care for all those who entrust us with their health.

How I thrive

Years ago when my children were young, we began exercising as a family. Whether rollerblading, walking, biking, or hiking, my husband and I incorporated at least 30 minutes of activity five times a week. We found that our children really enjoyed the uninterrupted time with us. Now our sons are young, independent adults, so my husband and I have changed our routine a bit. These days I do more of a brisk walk on a treadmill for 45 minutes to relax after a busy day, walk upstairs whenever possible, and take a farther parking space to add a few more steps into my day.