Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember (well that and a football player - football was big in my house growing up - but it became apparent early on that that wasn't in the cards for me :) ). But the reason why I think that medicine remained my career of choice over the years is because, for me, it is the ideal combination of science and the opportunity to help people. It is a privilege and a honor to be entrusted with ensuring the health of patients who choose to see you, and I take this very seriously.
What I want my patients to know about me:
My primary goals when seeing patients include optimizing their health outcome and, in particular with my choice of specialty, optimizing the outcome of mother and baby through a pregnancy. It is important for me to understand a patient and her family's barriers to care and to try to help them overcome them to achieve the best outcome possible. I want the patient and her family to understand the plan of care and to get their buy-in and agreement with it as I feel this is essential to this process.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
When I'm not caring for patients, I spend much of time my caring for others - foremost my two young sons and husband. I am passionate about social justice and a close follower of current events. I travel often, including international trips almost annually, and enjoy fashion and fitness.