Kaiser Permanente physician
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Hello! Welcome to my Web page. I hope this page will help acquaint you with my practice in family and preventive medicine. I enjoy my work very much, and feel fortunate to practice my specialty in the clinical setting. Kaiser Permanente Riverside is the only medical center in Southern California that has preventive medicine physicians on staff to provide care for a variety of conditions that can be treated through lifestyle changes. I look forward to assisting you to reach your health goals.
My medical education and training at UC Davis reinforced the idea that everyone deserves the right to lead a healthy lifestyle, and we as healthcare providers can guide patients to make healthy choices without judgment or harsh criticism. As a physician, mother, and volunteer mentor for Hippocrates Circle, a community-based program that encourages middle school students to pursue careers in medicine, my passion is to motivate and inspire others to discover their untapped potential.
Every member encounter is truly a unique experience. In preventive medicine, my goal is to access an individual's current medical, physical, emotional, and psychological situation, and assist with developing strategies that will result in positive lifestyle decisions. My practice focuses on weight management as it relates to chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, elevated cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. I collaborate with a skilled team of nurse educators and dietitians to provide care and support for our members. Helping others achieve health and happiness in their lives is very rewarding and satisfying.
To maintain my own wellness, I strive to lead a balanced life. Relationships, recreation, and relaxation are key. Time spent with my husband and daughter brings me much joy. My family and I enjoy traveling, visiting museums, and attending concerts and musical theatre. My hobbies include reading, running, and dancing.