Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
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Welcome! 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. I work with wonderful colleagues and members at Kaiser Permanente, and I look forward to working with you, too.
I was born in Connecticut but grew up in San Marino. I went to San Marino High School and received my undergraduate degree at Cornell University and my medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. I completed my internal medicine residency and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the LAC+USC Medical Center. I come from a family of physicians and married into a family of physicians. My father was a physician in Monterey Park. My husband, sister, and brother-in-law are also physicians. Debating medical issues and exchanging clinical strategies are frequent family topics of conversation.
While I treat adult members young and old, I enjoy working with the senior population and the challenges associated with aging. My goal is to help people to improve the quality of their lives as they age. Furthermore, I work at promoting good health and exercise with members of all ages. I believe that a successful approach for each individual includes integrating healthy lifestyle choices with health care based on current evidence and research.
After coming home from a long day at work, I run on an elliptical machine for 30–40 minutes, which helps with stress, gives me energy, helps me sleep well, and keeps me healthy. In my free time, I especially love to read! Currently, I’m reading parenting books so that I can be the best mother possible for my two little girls.