Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I am the fourth generation of physicians in my family. This is our calling.
What I want my patients to know about me:
Our "electrical" patients already know most of the facts. They were there when I had my children, and they remember who I was pregnant with when I implanted their pacemaker or did their ablation. They know for sure that we love them and that I often see only one perspective: OUR PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE. Empathy is key! I am trying to build new skill sets and make the current procedures I do safer and more efficient. We are relentless at educating both the medical community and well as patients about things we can do in invasive electrophysiology. Most of the diagnoses we deal with in the electrical world are curable and fixable (means we fix it and eliminate/reduce meds). We are passionate about ablations and de-prescribing medications. My brother and I are fourth-generation physicians. This is all we do for generations, take care of people.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I look at our patients telestrips and labs and sonograms and talk to them or their family. :) My husband Steve is not in medicine. That may be a blessing. He keeps us all together. :) We have 4 kids.