Welcome to my Web page. I'm 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 and enjoy my colleagues and patients. I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I grew up, attended undergraduate and medical school, and did my residency training in Southern California. I have traveled extensively but would never permanently leave the beauty of this area. I decided to become a physician at age 10 and attended an accelerated undergraduate and medical school program at UC Riverside/UCLA. I chose obstetrics and gynecology as a specialty because I love being able to work with women of all ages, teach preventive medicine, and treat obstetrical and gynecological problems with both medicine and surgery.
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. Being a doctor allows people to share with me some of their deepest, most personal concerns; it is a privilege to help patients address those concerns, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
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 enjoy family outings to Angels games, referee for my daughter's Little League baseball games, and spend countless hours with my son at his traveling baseball tournaments. I also enjoy long walks on the bluffs overlooking the beach with my dog as well as long bike rides. My husband, children, and I make sure to plan an active vacation each summer with biking, hiking, and water sports.