I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After returning to San Antonio for my residency in Internal Medicine, I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I completed my fellowship in Rheumatology and stayed on to practice for the next few years. After six years in Pittsburgh, I decided it was time to make another move, which brought me to Portland, Oregon. It is here that I hope to stay.
I practice as a general rheumatologist. I feel strongly that the key to a strong patient-physician relationship is two-way communication. I try to listen closely to my patient's concerns and always take the time to explain fully any treatment options to my patients at each visit.
One of my passions outside of medicine is horseback riding. I have been training in dressage for over twenty-five years. I love spending time with my animals, especially my horse and two cats. I have also developed a love for photography with a focus on wildlife and animals. I am an avid reader and no matter how busy I get, I always find time to pick up a book at least once a day.