What is your hometown?
Where did you attend medical school?
Escuela de Medicina del Tecnológico de Monterrey. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
What are your particular clinical interests?
I am interested in lifestyle medicine and disease prevention, to help address the burden of chronic diseases, especially diabetes, hypertension, and obesity and improve the health outcomes of my patients. I like sports medicine; I would like to help athletes and non-athletes prevent injuries and recover from any loss of function. I am also interested in population health management and how healthcare systems and data can improve health equity.
Why did you choose Family Medicine?
The pandemic brought an increased awareness for being healthy. Preventive medicine, mental health, exercise, and nutrition became contributing factors for a good quality of life. Family Medicine is the one specialty that can integrate and guide all those aspects. I like that as a family doctor I could address any scenario a patient brings through the door and connect with them. The future of Family Medicine is bright. The pandemic accelerated primary care becoming digital and people becoming health conscious. Telehealth services improved access to people with disabilities who couldn’t reach their follow-up appointments. With many innovations, however, Family Medicine also faces some challenges. A lot of people do not have a primary care doctor, so it’s crucial for Family Medicine to be an advocate for access to healthcare. For all these reasons I am excited about becoming a Family Doctor.
Why did you choose the Little Rock Family Medicine residency program?
I like all the training opportunities this program offers. For example, as a resident, you will train in a level 3 patient center medical home. I believe it is important for Family Medicine practice to incorporate behavioral health and nutrition, and this program offers this and more. Another thing that drew me to this program is the focus given to lifestyle medicine and clinical informatics, how procedure-heavy this program is, and how FM has its research division. The residents and faculty were very friendly and passionate about the program. Little Rock is beautiful, and I think it is important for a resident’s well-being to be surrounded by nature and have outdoor activities at your disposal.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?
Reading a good fiction book while drinking an espresso is something I really enjoy. I like drawing to learn or tell stories to my nieces and nephews. I am passionate about filmmaking and movies. I also like staying active at the gym or walking my little dog. I love traveling, visiting new places, and trying new dishes with my wife.