Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I moved to the United States from Vietnam at the age of 8. I have lived most of my life in California and I cannot imagine a better place to live. I started my higher education at UC Santa Cruz, majoring in biology. I received my medical degree from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona and completed my internship and residency in family medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine. I have been a board-certified, practicing family physician since 1999. I am eager to meet new people and enjoy the diversity among the people I see daily in my practice. It is very rewarding for me to have a career that allows me to both get to know and assist others.
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy. I am here to do all I can to help you when you are sick; however, it helps me to better care for you when you are taking good care of yourself. Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect with and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge but also listening and responding to what patients need. I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care and do my best to treat them as I would want my own family to be treated.
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I firmly believe in Kaiser Permanente's philosophy of total health and try to live it every day. My family life is my highest priority outside of work. I am married and have a young son who knows all his dinosaurs from A to Z. I enjoy traveling and hope to visit as many countries and places as I can in my lifetime. I enjoy basketball and biking and now participate in the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon. Most of all, I enjoy relaxing with family and friends or, when I have the time, spending a quiet afternoon reading science fiction.