Kaiser Permanente physician
Idioma que hablo:
No se aceptan pacientes nuevos. Llame al 1-888-956- 1616.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Web page.
I’m a family medicine physician and teacher at Kaiser Permanente's Tustin Ranch and Santa Ana medical offices. Recently, I’ve been practicing part-time in order to be with my children in the precious years while they’re still at home. There were no doctors in my family when I grew up, but education was valued and respected, and I remember my mother always telling me I should have a nice, stable career like my aunt, who was an X-ray technician. During college, I worked as a secretary for a young attorney. She knew I wanted to help people, and convinced me I could become a physician. I'll always be grateful to her for showing me my potential, and opening the door to a career that combined creativity, healing, and concern for the well-being of future generations. I love being able to make a difference in people's lives.
In my office, we train students and resident physicians who wish to become board-certified in family medicine. It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of the development of these young doctors. The other special thing about our office is the local Latin culture. Most of our office staff speaks Spanish. We’re proud to provide culturally responsive care to our diverse members. I believe our bodies were created to move, and that sitting too much is toxic!
I stay in shape by walking my rescue dog every day, and practicing Pilates a few times per week. I also like to work out at the gym when my schedule permits, and I’m hoping to get back to a regular practice of yoga. Recently I became the Thrive Champion at my building, and lead a monthly Thrive luncheon where we talk about diet, exercise, and mental health techniques. Thrive luncheons also feature a different healthy meal each month, and we always have a fabulous and healthful dessert. I’ve recently become more interested in the concept of mindfulness as something that contributes to a positive attitude and a peaceful life.