Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have the opportunity to tell you more about myself and my practice. Growing up as a Kaiser Permanente member, I understand the importance of getting to know the provider you are scheduled to see. I am proud to be a Kaiser Permanente physician and am here to help you thrive.
I grew up in San Diego and feel very fortunate to be able to practice dermatology in my hometown. My husband and I are raising our 4 children here. In fact, my eldest 2 daughters were born at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in the late 1990s. I decided to go into medicine initially because I wanted to fight cancer. My mother passed away from malignant melanoma (skin cancer) when I was a child. As a dermatologist, I am fortunate to help fight this deadly disease on a daily basis.
It is very important to me to treat my patients the same way I would like to be treated. In dermatology, we are able to help patients thrive on the outside. As part of medical treatment, I am able to do this by treating rashes, removing skin cancers, and more. On the cosmetic side, I do this with Botox, fillers, and laser treatment.
I truly believe in the importance of the Thrive philosophy. I thrive by hiking, yoga, meditation, and most importantly, enjoying time spent with my family.