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Thank you for visiting my Web page! I am excited to introduce myself, and share a bit about my practice. I hope for the opportunity to partner with you in your care. I chose medicine because I love helping people achieve better health and wellbeing.
I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and traveled much of the world before making my home in the Inland Empire. Medicine has always been a huge part of my life, and the driving force behind my travels and education. I am committed to eliminating health disparities and ensuring everyone can access excellent care. I experienced the tragedy of losing a sibling to cancer at a very young age, so I know the importance of providing both knowledgeable and compassionate care. I attended Brown University, returned to California for training at UC San Francisco Medical Center, and finally made my way back to Southern California to start my practice.
Healthcare is about teamwork. I believe a good doctor utilizes the most current evidence-based practices and technologies. However, a great doctor recognizes that a patient's health is about more than physical wellbeing. It is truly a privilege to be entrusted with the care of your health. It is important to listen carefully so that I understand your needs. I am here to answer simple questions such as, "What birth control should I use?" I also am present with my patients to answer difficult and sometimes frightening questions such as, "Do I have cancer?" I provide general obstetrical and gynecologic care, with a special interest in contraception and family planning, and minimally invasive surgery.
To treat the whole patient, one must strive to be a whole physician, which means taking the time to attend to one’s mind, body, and spirit. I especially love to exercise my mind and spirit, and spend lots of time doing creative writing. To stay fit, I enjoy being out on the water. I also love to travel, and am always looking for a new destination or adventure, and I will never turn down a restaurant suggestion!