I am an Emergency Physician with 19 years of experience working in a hospital Emergency Room setting and affiliated Urgent Care clinics. I am specialized in Emergency Medicine, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Emergency Ultrasound, and Critical Care. However, the majority of my daily patient care is focused on Primary Care and Urgent Care complaints/problems, their diagnoses and formulating treatment plans. I also have in the past 2 years acquired specific expertise in Telemedicine working both in the hospital's TeleUrgent Care program spanning multiple US western states and also in Telemedicine with a private group based in California since the beginning of the pandemic. I have found this to be a critical bridge for patients all over the country who need access to care and quick attention to their needs. This has been an incredibly rewarding and quite effective way to practice medicine in a timely fashion, addressing issues as they arise while much of our current US healthcare system requires that patients wait for precious days or weeks to be seen, heard, diagnosed, and treated. Telemedicine is a desperately needed adjunct to improve our current healthcare system and it is the wave of the future that I am thrilled to be riding on with my patients!
Common colds, sinusitis, influenza, asthma, allergies, COPD, ear and eye infections, yeast infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, electrolyte imbalance, nutritional support, stress and depression, abdominal pain, back pain, chest pain, urinary tract infections, women's health, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Degree & Graduation
After graduating with honors as Alpha Omega Alpha from UC Davis School of Medicine in 2003, I completed an Transitional Year in Internal Medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego with some surgical clinical specialty training as well and then completed 3 more years of Emergency Medicine at UC San Diego where I was also the Chief Resident in my final year. I have since also completed extended post graduate training in Emergency Ultrasound from UCSD. I also hold a Masters of Public Health in International and Environmental Medicine from UCLA School of Public Health from 1997.