MD South University in Savannah
various urgent cares and primary cares across Georgia and Alabama
Why did you choose to practice pediatrics?
I found that I had a real knack for creating these connections with pediatric patients. I really enjoy getting patients excited about healthcare at a younger age.
What is most rewarding about your work?
Being able to see the patient outcomes, especially when you see them coming in and seeing them leave in a positive way based on the care that we provide.
How does being a parent help in the way you provide care and work with your patients and their families?
It gives me the mindset to treat other patients the same way I would want my kids to be treated. It makes it more personal for me.
When working with your patients and their families, what is your approach?
The first approach is to make the child comfortable. Being in the healthcare setting is scary, I usually try to create a bond with the child first. I proceed to actively listen to the parent and understand the viewpoint of the parent.
How do you stay healthy and happy?
Music is my happy place. I do workout and I try to take trips with my family and bond with them whenever I can.