I am most passionate about preventive medicine. I like the idea of preventing illnesses before they start. An annual wellness exam is a great time to get to know a patient and talk about things we can do to prevent illnesses – whether it’s screening exams, diet, exercise, vaccinations and ways to keep people healthy.
I like working with patients of all ages, and really enjoy working with patients with young families. I can make a personal connection because I understand what it’s like to be a parent. That special connection is important to me.
I pride myself on being thorough and thoughtful. Often that means spending extra time to understand a patient’s medical problem or explain a diagnosis. I try to treat my patients the way I would want to be treated, or how I would want my family to be treated.