Hello, and welcome to my Web page! Thank you for taking time to get to know me.
I was born in Louisiana and raised in Las Vegas. I pursued a career in medicine from a young age and chose UC San Diego for college because of my love of the beach and the sun. I was fortunate to continue enjoying Southern California during medical school and my pediatric residency here in San Diego. I live with my husband and our cute little lovebird named Lily who can talk and likes getting herself into trouble. We enjoy the outdoors and cooking together.
As a pediatric hospitalist my practice involves caring for children who have been admitted to the hospital, as well as newborn infants. Inpatient care of children has been my passion since I first decided on pediatrics as a speciality. You may also see me in different pediatric clinics during the day, and at after hours care in the evening. I believe a thorough history and physical exam is key to providing quality medical care, and can help avoid unnecessary testing and medications. I also prioritize providing families with education about what their child is experiencing. I continually grow my own education by discussing cases with colleagues and reviewing research in pediatrics.
Being active and outdoors has always been a large part of my life. My favorite activities are hiking, running, snowboarding, and dance classes. In the last few years I have enjoyed learning how to sew. I always love a challenge whether it is creating a new piece of art, sewing a new dress, or exploring a new sport. I thrive by staying active, traveling, and experiencing new activities.