Kaiser Permanente physician
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Welcome to my Web page. Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself, and share a bit about my pediatrics practice. It is a pleasure and privilege to care for children from birth through the time they graduate from high school.
I was born in Southern California, and my whole family is in the Orange County area. My parents did not force me to become a doctor, nor was I interested in it for financial rewards. I was drawn to medicine in my first year of college at University of Southern California, through my circle of friends. It became my calling in life. I have two children. One attends film school at University of Southern California, and one attends nursing school, with her ultimate desire to work with children! Sound familiar?
Our healthcare team consists of three pediatricians and a fine pediatric nursing staff dedicated to working with children. We are a small department, and everyone – both staff and members – is on a first-name basis. All of our nursing and medical staff are parents, so we can offer our members both medical and practical experience. We treat all our patients as we would members of our own families.
In order to maintain my own wellness, I strive for life balance. To stay fit and serve as a good example for my patients, I exercise regularly. For relaxation, I enjoy ham radio. I also dabble in shortwave listening and public service monitoring. I collect soft rock and pop music from the late 60s thru the early 80s. I also enjoy collecting DVDs of classic TV shows such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and Emergency! I draw great strength from my faith, and feel privileged that God can use me despite my imperfections, to do my best for my patients. To sustain my spiritual life, I attend church regularly, and listen to faith-based radio programs. I make it a point to take quiet time at either the start or end of the day to pray and read devotions.