I have a patient-centered approach and am passionate about understanding each individual's goals to help my patients look and feel their best. During my Osteopathic medical training, I realized that I loved doing hands-on procedures and treatments. Colleagues and mentors complemented me on having good hands and an eye for detail. My credentials have provided expertise in anatomy, especially cranial and facial, but my true passion is delivering results that will transform my patients’ lives.
I grew up in the desert climate of Phoenix, Arizona and fell in love with the Bay Area when I moved to Oakland to earn my B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology at Mills College. Working as a Chemist and volunteering in women’s health helped me to realize that my next professional leap was to Osteopathic Medical School at Touro University in Vallejo. In 2012 I completed my residency in Santa Rosa and received my Board Certification in Family Medicine.
The following five years at One Medical Group in San Francisco helped me to cultivate clinical excellence and understand how to deliver streamlined, empathetic, world-class patient care. In 2015 I completed a mini-Dermatology fellowship to advance my diagnosis and treatment skills for skin issues. I recently accomplished one of my dreams of becoming a published research author when my pilot study investigating the use of Osteopathy to treat Fibromyalgia was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in January of 2018.
Working with underserved has been one of the most rewarding and inspiring aspects of my medical practice. Through the Fountain Project, a local organization which organizes free local medical clinics in the Bay Area, I’ve been touched by the gratitude and resilience of patients with extremely challenging life circumstances. In February of 2018 I had the honor of volunteering medical services in the Dominican Republic at the Orphanage in La Urena with my four-year-old daughter. In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking, swimming, meditating, practicing yoga and relaxing with my family and friends.