“I have an understanding and compassion for the different stages of parenting.”
Growing up in a military family, we traveled all over the world. All those transitions taught me to be resilient and played a role in who I am as a physician today. My time in medical school confirmed that going into pediatrics was the right path for me. I love children; caring for them and connecting with them and their families is what keeps me going every day.
After watching so many kids grow up, I've developed a good sense of who the kids are by picking up on the traits and strengths that each kid has. Children have this magical way of keeping things fun, even during the hard times. I love being there for them through everything.
Now that my own kids are in college, I have an understanding and compassion for the different stages of parenting. I take what my patients tell me to heart. I really listen to their concerns and trust them when they tell me something just doesn't feel right.
St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 05/31/1993
UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Pediatric Residency, Oakland, CA, 06/30/1996
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1996