Kaiser Permanente physician
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Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a physician and as a physician leader at Kaiser Permanente.
I was born in Hollywood and raised in Los Angeles, California. My parents and family taught me the importance of hard work, dedication, and resilience, as well as the importance of a great education in life. Because of my love of travel and adventure, I decided to go to medical school abroad as well as in the United States (in Grenada and in New York for my training). In addition to a earning a great education, this taught me the importance of diversity and taught me to be culturally sensitive and more compassionate physician today. After medical school, I traveled to the Bay Area to do my residency in internal medicine/primary care, followed by a fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine. I earned a Master of Public Health degree during my fellowship. I am an occupational and environmental medicine physician specialist and an internal medicine physician, and have practiced medicine in California since 1996. In 2001, I joined the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center. In 2008 I transitioned to the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and in 2009 into my administrative role as the Chief of Service for Kaiser on the Job/Occupational Medicine Department. I was also chief of Employee Health Services from 2009-2013. I feel fortunate to be able to work at Kaiser Permanente both as a clinician, as well as a physician leader who is working to make our organization the best health care delivery system in the country.
I am currently chief of Kaiser-on-the-Job at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. I believe in patient-centered care, and do my best to help and attend to my patients in my daily practice to help them heal and recover from work-related injuries. I am board certified in Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine.
To be the best person I can be to help my patients and for my family, I thrive by my regular practice of meditation, running, yoga and volunteering. I have volunteered in several free medical clinic settings both here in the US and internationally and help serve food at a local shelter every month. I love to keep active and have run two marathons (Los Angeles and San Francisco) and biked five or six Los Angeles marathons over the last 20 years. I believe in being positive, healthy and having a great attitude about life.