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Virginia Commonwealth University

I have spent most of my life in the South East, US.  I was born in Tennessee and raised in Charlotte, NC.  After high school I attended the University of Richmond where I studied international relations and spent semesters abroad in Berlin and Krakow, Poland.  After graduation I moved to Brooklyn where I lived for 6 years before returning to Richmond to earn my medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.  During this time I met my husband and had two beautiful children, Lyle and Allie.

I was drawn to family medicine because of the relationship between family physician and patient.  Family physicians take care of patients during good times and bad, and they act as a point person in a complicated healthcare system.  My particular medical interests include chronic disease management, geriatric medicine and women’s health.  During medical school I devoted extra time to studying new models of care for elderly patients and those with chronic diseases.

In my spare time, I like to explore local attractions.  My family is always out and about at parks, markets and museums.  I also love to travel abroad.  My favorite place that I have visited thus far is Kerala, India.  I look forward to traveling with my family in the future and my next dream vacation is to visit Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.