Maria H. Elswick, MD
Kaiser Permanente physician
Idioma que hablo: English
Dónde ejerzo mi práctica médica
Acerca de mí
Welcome to my Web page. I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as an Ob/Gyn physician at Kaiser Permanente.
I'm a native Southern Californian who grew up in Los Angeles. I always planned on becoming a doctor and actually enjoyed the process. I studied psychology in college at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where I received my bachelor's degree in 1989. I stayed in Chicago for medical school, attending the Chicago Medical School's University of Health Sciences, where I received my medical degree in 1993. I also did my Ob/Gyn residency in Chicago, at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, finishing in 1997. I was in a private practice in the South Bay of San Diego for almost four years before coming to Kaiser Permanente. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2001 and worked at the El Cajon Medical Office for six years before moving to San Marcos in January 2007. I have started seeing patients at the Carmel Valley Ob/Gyn Office as well. I enjoy my practice and members, and feel honored to be a physician here. I am married and have two teenaged children.
Acerca de mi práctica médica
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, and I try to encourage this way of life. I also strive to help members understand their particular situations and aim to provide a clear path to achieve health and a state of wellness. In keeping with this idea, in January of 2015 I started a Maternal Wellness program to focus on the overall health of women who are struggling with anxiety/depression during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. I took a sabbatical at UCSD in 2013 in the Reproductive Psychiatry department to learn strategies to help these patients. Starting in December 2015 I will be dedicating my office time to this program. This will be both exciting (I am thrilled with the new program) and somewhat sad as I will be unable to continue taking care of my long-standing patients. Fortunately I have wonderful, bright, dedicated colleagues to help with this transition.
Cómo vivo bien
I strongly feel that mind and body are connected, and I try to work from this premise when taking care of patients.