Where did you grow up? Small town near Austin, Texas
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of Texas at Houston
Philosophy of Care: The health care industry can be intimidating and difficult to access; I think every patient deserves to be heard. Most medical concerns can be addressed as a team where the patient and physician work together to improve quality of life. I also believe that every visit should end with an understanding of what a diagnosis means, the next steps to be taken, and must address all questions. I strive to be approachable, to truly listen, and to seek out solutions if I do not know the answer personally.
Why did you choose EPFM Residency? This residency was new and innovative but operating with a cohesive and motivated overall direction. The purpose was clear: take what residency has been and constantly strive to find creative ways to improve it. Everyone I met was so welcoming, we get to see a broad swath of the community, and it was unopposed so every patient is your patient. What really drew me in, though, was the way all the staff teased and joked with each other – speaks to an excellent work environment and a team-focused approach to medicine.
Medical Interests: Although every patient and problem is interesting, my passion is for female health and children. I enjoy exploring birth control method options, soothing concerns at prenatal visits and delivering babies, following up as the children get older, discussing sexual dysfunction and menopausal issues, and seeing the whole family for the random events of life.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: I like to rock climb, read, and explore the greater Washington area.
Fun Fact about You: I saw my sister being born when I was 7 years old and have wanted to be a doctor from that moment.