Kristin J. Livingston, MD
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Idioma que hablo: English
Dónde ejerzo mi práctica médica
Acerca de mí
I was born and raised in Redding, California, where I was active in local performing arts. I was very close with my mother, a teacher, and through that bond developed a deep respect for women. Over the years that respect grew into a desire to care for them so that they stay healthy to nurture others. I obtained my bachelor's degree at University of California, San Diego, and was accepted to Drexel in Philadelphia for medical school right before my mother passed away suddenly in 2005. I have since completed residency at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles and practiced on my own in Phoenix, Arizona, where I met my husband and had my 2 beautiful daughters. Being a mother myself I now appreciate my patients and my mother even more. I try to bring her humor, courage, and respect to every visit with a patient.
Acerca de mi práctica médica
Although I practice all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, I particularly enjoy delivering babies, teen health, contraception management, including complex contraception (for example, difficult intrauterine device placement and removal), miscarriage management, and family planning. I enjoy working at Kaiser Permanente, where I practice in an integrated system that values physician satisfaction, efficiency, patient care, and evidenced-based medicine.
Cómo vivo bien
I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine, and I thrive when staying busy, surrounded by friends and family. There is definitely no shortage of laughter in our house! With young daughters in the household, I'm lucky if I can get a few hours sleep, a cup of coffee, and a shower, but when I do have time I enjoy going out to lunch or to a movie with friends or getting a pedicure. I was very involved with musical theater during my childhood and throughout college and medical school, and I look forward to enjoying these things with my daughters. With so much family around we are looking forward to road trips to the coast with our cousins and being able to enjoy the great outdoors with my father, a hiker. I grew up camping in the summer and going to the snow in the winter and can't wait to do this with our kids.
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