I am blessed daily with the opportunity to cultivate new relationships, spanning in age from the newly born patients that I warmly welcome into the world, to the Grandparent’s, who frequently assist in bringing them in for clinic appointments. Each encounter gives me a new and unique opportunity to partner with a parent, sibling, grandparent and child with one common goal in mind – the child’s health and prosperity. So much in Pediatrics is based upon the strength of this collaboration making my role as empathizer, consultant, and teacher, my most important task as a Pediatrician. My practice emphasizes preventative medicine, evidence based medicine, and community health. I aim to use my experience and knowledge in these areas to guide and empower both Caregiver and Child to successfully take charge of and dictate their own health.