Kaiser Permanente physician
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Welcome! I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to care for your health.
Though born in Texas, I’ve lived in California virtually my entire life and my dad is a fifth-generation Californian. I decided to become a physician after visiting the Nazi prison camp in Dachau, Germany, while in junior high school—it was a pivotal moment in my life. I love literature and the theater, so much so that in college, I majored in English.
I love practicing out of the smaller, simpler setting of the Moreno Valley Medical Center. I find taking care of women vastly satisfying. In terms of my approach, I’m a normal person with a heart for helping others, and I think that comes through when caring for people. My practice covers the full scope of obstetrics and gynecology, including minimally invasive procedures. I also have a special interest in pelvic reconstructive surgery and urinary incontinence.
Family is very important to me. I've been married for more than 27 years and have two lovely daughters, both of whom have finished college and are on their own. We travel quite a bit and have made trips to Morocco, Honduras, Thailand, and Mexico to provide medical care, as well as to run children's programs. For my personal health, I run quite a bit and work out regularly. I’ve even done quite a few marathons! As a family, we've spent a considerable amount of time camping and hiking.