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Kaiser Permanente medical center practitioner
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I was born and raised in Detroit. I also attended college and medical school in Detroit. I have a wonderful husband and three children, the youngest of whom recently began college.I began college as a journalism major, but later changed my major to biology and decided upon medicine as a career.Growing up in a large, inner city environment enabled me to witness firsthand the inequities in the health care system. I observed many people with serious, chronic illnesses who had no access to health care, and often their illnesses took an unfortunate toll on them. I have worked in large public hospitals where patients could get medical attention for little or no payment. This enabled me to combine my medical training with my life experiences to give back to those in need.I now work in a different type of setting, but the health care need and my commitment to provide the most high-quality medical care possible is still there. I go to work every day thankful for having been given the opportunity to work in the medical field and to work in a profession that I love and respect.
I work in the Ambulatory Medicine Department with many other doctors. I see our adult members and treat almost any condition that does not require surgery. For example, I commonly see patients suffering from acute illnesses like cold, flu, abdominal pain and headache. I also treat chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and thyroid disorders.Our doctors, nurses and staff work together as a team, and this team approach helps us deliver efficient and comprehensive medical care for our members. Kaiser Permanente's electronic medical record system makes this process even easier and more efficient.
When I am not caring for our members in the office, I enjoy reading, cooking, bicycling and spending time with my family. I also like a good movie, which I prefer to enjoy in the privacy of my home rather than at the theater.