I grew up in Lithuania where I received my medical degree. My medical training journey continued on to internal medicine residency at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and pursuing a rheumatology fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2015, I spent three years practicing rheumatology in private practice and later in a multispecialty group in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
I believe a successful doctor-patient relationship relies on taking time to understand patient’s needs, provide solid patient education, and include the patient in making decisions about their health. I enjoy getting to know my patients and building long term relationships with them.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy gardening and hiking. I can think of nothing better than spending time outdoors with my spouse and our two children.