Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I have always been interested in science and medicine, even back to my high school anatomy classes. The human body is amazingly intricate, and I know I can spend my whole career still learning more. I decided to be a physician assistant to enjoy the perfect balance of using my medical degree, and the flexibility of enjoying my family in my time off. I've always loved office medicine, specifically family practice, and love the wide range of ages that I see and the fact that I can get to know my patients over the years.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I try to spend as much time with my patients as I can, while also trying my best to keep my appointments on time. My goal during each visit is to explain things to my patients as clearly as I can so that no questions go unanswered. I try to focus on disease prevention in our conversations and hope that this is empowering. I hope to be doing the same thing for many years to come.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
When I'm not at work, I'm enjoying time with my husband and taking care of my three young and very high-energy children. We love to be involved in our local church. Most days are filled with domestic duties, but I also love to cook and bake.