I truly feel it is important to approach my patients and their families from a collaborative point of view. I want them to be able to voice their needs and have them addressed. Making a plan for treatment of an illness can be overwhelming for families, and I want to be sure that they understand what will be happening to help their child become well. I want to deliver the kind of care to my patients that I would expect my daughter to receive if she were to become ill.
I am now married to a wonderful husband with one daughter, expecting a baby this year.
I had a lot of surgeries for an ear problem when I was a child. I always found the nurses and doctors to be so calming and helpful. They explained what was happening so I wasn’t afraid and could understand what was going on. They left an impression on me. The older I became, the more I realized that I really had an interest in the field of health care because it required a mixture of science, art, learning, and teaching. I wanted a career where I would always be learning and always be challenged.
I enjoy spending time with my family, playing piano and singing, traveling, and if I ever have the time, I like to paint.