What is your home town?
I was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. I am your typical, proud Texan through and through.
Where did you attend medical school?
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
What other educational credentials do you have?
B.S. in Biology from Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas.
What are your particular clinical interests?
I have a strong calling towards community outreach and serving the underserved. I am motivated towards community education, volunteer opportunities, and national/international mission work. More specifically, I am interested in preventive medicine. My hope is to provide education to all of my patients about the importance of healthy living while also educating them on obtainable ways to manage existing conditions. Aside from this, I am also interested in diabetic management and obstetrics.
Why did you choose Family Medicine?
I love the diversity that Family Medicine has to offer. Family Medicine gives me the ability to gain knowledge in all fields of medicine. I am not limited to one expertise, nor am I limited by gender or age. And because I am so drawn toward community outreach and eventual mission work, I want to feel confident in treating all people of all ages.
Family Medicine is a specialty in itself. We are the gate keepers and the frontline of healthcare. We are the trunk connecting all other branches of medicine. And it is our opinions that are most trusted, valued, and sought out by patients. It is an honor and a privilege to be a Family Medicine physician.
Why did you choose the Little Rock Family Medicine residency program?
UAMS was my top-rated residency choice. Its 100% board pass rate, procedural training, simulation training, didactics, and educational resources excelled above any other program that I considered. The residents are happy and well-balanced, the faculty is very friendly and open to new ideas, and the community outreach is strong.
I was truly impressed with the educational strength of this program. Since this program is in a university setting, expert educators are available for any subject of interest. The first time board pass rate is extremely impressive and reveals the high-quality training received by residents. I was also drawn towards the flexibility and openness that this program had towards new educational ideas. Additionally, the residents had nothing but positive things to say during my residency interview dinner and agreed to feeling well-balanced between work and home life. Lastly, I love that this program is strong in community outreach and education, serves a diverse and underserved population, and provides opportunities to experience rural family medicine through resident retreats.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?
I love to explore new places or spend time outdoors with my husband. We are always up for a new adventure and love to travel when time and money permit. I also value being with family and try to spend time with my other loved ones any chance I get. Additionally, I love crafting, perusing Hobby Lobby, drinking coffee, eating sushi, finding garage sales, petting dogs, and trying new food.