Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients.
Hi there! My name is Gloria. Welcome to my Web page.
I am a first generation Mexican-American. I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, where I grew up in a Spanish-speaking household in a primarily immigrant and Mexican community. As for many in my community at the time, financial resources were limited when I was growing up, so regular medical care was unfortunately not always a priority. One of the reasons I chose to pursue medicine was because I understood its importance in helping people thrive and because I wanted to give back to my community. Though I consider myself fortunate to have attended Brown University in Rhode Island for college, medical school, and residency, I am happy to be back in Southern California, where I can be close to my parents, siblings, nieces and nephews!
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, but I'm also here to help you when you are sick. I want to be your partner in health, and it helps me better care for you when you are actively involved in taking care of your health.
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. Some of my hobbies include reading sci-fi novels and learning how to play the piano. I'm also an amateur restorer of fountain pens. I enjoy hiking and dabbling in photography, but mainly I love spending time with the nieces and nephews!