My father was in the military, so I have lived in many places but always called El Paso, Texas home. I recently moved to Bellingham to begin my career as a family medicine physician. My inspiration for medicine started in my youth after listening to my mother’s stories as a nurse-midwife. My path to achieving my medical degree was somewhat non-traditional. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2001 and a master’s degree in Molecular Pathology in 2003. I worked in research for four years before starting medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. I continued my medical education in the London, England area for one year, then returned to the United States to complete my medical degree in 2010. I started my family residency in 2010 but switched to OB/GYN because of my interest in obstetrics. However, after a little soul searching, I decided I love obstetrics but my niche was in family medicine. I returned to complete my family medicine training in Akron, Ohio in 2015.
My training has allowed me to learn a variety of medical disciplines while developing many of my interests and goals as I practice family medicine. I feel it is important to always listen and practice with empathy, approach every patient with an open mind, and provide cost-effective and evidence based care. The beauty of practicing as a family physician is that we can provide a wide range of medicine with a holistic approach and truly know our patients. My special interests are women’s health, obstetrics, and pediatrics.
I look forward to making Bellingham my new home. This area provides the ability for me to carry out many of my favorite hobbies, such as running, hiking, and playing guitar while exploring the great outdoors and culture of the Pacific Northwest.