I have always enjoyed listening to people's stories and helping them achieve healthy goals, which is why I chose to become a physician. The achievement of health is not simply a matter of resolution of disease, but a delicate interplay among the biological, psychological and social aspects of a person's life. I believe that the doctor-patient relationship is a partnership that is built on mutual trust, accounting for lifestyle, culture and multiple variables necessary to come up with an agreeable plan that a patient can successfully follow. I believe in empowering my patients to become an active participant of their care, while equipping them with the tools to get well and stay healthy. I like my patients to be able to discuss anything. Nothing is ever trivial. "If it matters to someone, it's worth listening to." I feel that listening is one of the greatest gifts a human being can offer to another.
I love to experiment in the kitchen, share recipes, check out hole-in-the wall restaurants, drink a good coffee, exercise, read travel books, listen to my son play guitar or drums, go on dates with my husband and read devotional books in my free time.
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