Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page! My goal in creating this site is to convey pertinent and helpful information to my patients and also to shed some light on who I am not only as a physician but as a person. As a member of the distinguished pulmonary department of Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, Ca., I have had the privilege of serving members for the past 20 years and look forward to improving the quality of their lives for many years to come. I am board Certified in both internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.
I was born in the suburbs about 10 miles north of New York City where I also attended high school. I did my undergraduate work at Hofstra University in Long Island where I obtained my B.A. suma cum laude in biology with a minor in psychology. This is where I met and married my wonderful husband. I completed my medical school in Jalisco, Mexico where I graduated at the top of my class at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. Living in Mexico for two of my four years was a rewarding experience allowing me to become fluent in Spanish. I did my last year at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine In New York City rotating through internal medicine, surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. I did my internal medicine residency at New Rochelle Hospital in New York. I completed my pulmonary fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo gaining experience at both the Veterans Hospital and the Erie County Medical Center. Following my dream, I came to Kaiser Permanente in Fontana.
I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to choose a career that I not only love but look forward to doing everyday. It is a pleasure for me to connect with people on a personal level and empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Whether helping them to understand a health related concept or finding the answer to a longstanding problem they've had, the thank you and smile I receive from members overshadows any hardships that I have dealt with for that day. Being a physician, I have the privilege of gaining the trust of members, allowing them to share their concerns with me as well as their hopes and dreams. I strive to meticulously listen to members and adjust their medical care based on their needs and lifestyle.
During my down time I enjoy watching old movies, cooking, gardening and reading. Relaxing and spending time with my husband, two children and Bella (my golden retriever) revitalizes me so I am ready to be there for members when they need me most. I use my vacation to spend time with my extended family (mother, and two brothers and their families) on the picturesque outer banks of North Carolina where I catch up on family news. I am lucky to have it all: a career I love, a supportive spouse and two beautiful children! I am blessed!