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Welcome to my Web page. I hope this brief introduction will help you get to know me a little bit better. I am proud to practice at Kaiser Permanente.
I was born and raised in the San Jose area. I attended my first two years of undergraduate studies at UC Riverside, and then transferred to William Jewell College, a small liberal arts college near Kansas City, Missouri, to complete degrees in biology and Spanish literature. While in college, I studied abroad in Cordoba, Spain, and Cambridge, England. This ignited an interest in travel I have to this day. Prior to medical school, I spent several years working with children in a variety of settings. Because of my love for children, I naturally gravitated to pediatrics.
Being a pediatrician is very gratifying. It is a privilege to be invited into the lives of my patients and their families, and to share a small part in making sure they grow up to be healthy and happy. I love that I get to see my patients develop into great teens and young adults! I strive to do my best to help all my patients be healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually.
To maintain my own physical and mental wellbeing, I exercise regularly. I was a collegiate soccer player, and still enjoy playing weekly. I am also a runner, and have aspirations to one day run a marathon. I also enjoy hiking, cycling, swimming, and other outdoor activities. I stay mentally, emotionally, and spiritually grounded by taking an active role in my church and nurturing my own personal faith. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. Like many people, I strive to eat healthily on a day-to-day basis, but do occasionally indulge in junk food. I appreciate Kaiser Permanente's approach to healthy eating and living. Discussing health issues on a daily basis with my patients encourages me to be healthier.