"I like the problem-solving aspect of my specialty and working with patients and colleagues to put all the puzzle pieces together."
I enjoy helping people, which is why I became an optometrist. I started wearing glasses at the age of 7 and contact lenses when I was 12. This helps me relate to patients in addressing their needs and finding a solution to their vision concerns. I joined Kaiser Permanente because I wanted to be part of an excellent team of doctors and staff members who provide patients with optimal care. The organization's focus on preventive care also resonates strongly with my values. The multidisciplinary setting allows me to collaborate with other specialists to ensure that patients continue to thrive. I strive to actively listen to my patients to exceed their expectations. I treat patients as I would want my own family to be treated. My goal is to provide them with high-quality care and to ensure that their vision and health care needs are being addressed. I enjoy getting to know my patients and being able to use optometry as a way to promote good health.
I grew up in San Francisco, California. After living in the Bay Area for most of my life and attending University of California, Berkeley, I moved to the Pacific Northwest to complete a residency program at the American Lake VA Medical Center. I consider Seattle home now, and I love the beautiful summers here.
In the summertime, I love to get outdoors, whether it's hiking one of the many trails in the area or paddleboarding on our beautiful lakes. In general, I stay healthy by going to the gym and jumping on the elliptical machine. I try to eat right by finding healthy recipes online that are simple to prepare. I also bring my lunch to work.