I grew up in a family and culture that places a high value on taking care of your community and your elders. That’s what drew me to family practice, and now senior care. Yet I also feel that health care as a system struggles with helping people in the last stages of their lives. This causes a lot of worry and distress for the patients, the families, and the health care teams. However, planning can go a long way in addressing those worries and concerns. It’s what led me to complete additional training in hospice and palliative medicine and bring that training and knowledge into daily patient care.
I describe my approach as balanced. I really value a patient’s input and thought alongside clinical recommendations. It may not always be possible, but I try to match my recommendations with the patient’s goals and lifestyle. Ultimately, the patient’s best health becomes a team effort.
- Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport (2020)
- Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine (2021)
- Medical/Dental School: NRI Medical College (2013)
- American Board of Family Medicine: Family Medicine (2020)