Hello, and thanks for choosing PAMF's Fremont Center! I'm excited to be a part of your child's health. I was born at Washington Hospital in Fremont, and I remember how much I looked up to my own pediatrician. I can only hope to build just as good a relationship with you and your child, and will watch in amazement along with you as he or she changes and matures with each passing month and year.
I firmly believe in establishing the proper foundation for health in order to pave the way towards a more fruitful, enjoyable life. To this end, I strongly encourage active lifestyles, healthy eating and close family relationships, and I will be checking in with you to see how you're meeting these goals.
I'd like to share a little about myself. I was born in Fremont and attended Ardenwood Elementary, Walters Junior High and Kennedy High School before I finally spread my wings and went to the University of California, Berkeley for college.
At Berkeley, I completed an economics degree along with the required pre-medical courses and made the decision to pursue a medical career, which took me to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. For four years, I was blessed with a wonderful group of friends, great medical teachers and a beautiful city. It was an easy decision to choose my ultimate specialty: pediatrics.
After three years of pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, it was time to come home and settle down for good. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be back here with my husband, as we're able to be close to so many family members and friends who've stayed in the Bay Area. Among the other perks of being back here in sunny California are the multiple Farmer's Markets, and the amazing diversity of people and cuisines, as well as the many hiking/biking/jogging trails that can be found all around the Bay Area.
I understand how busy parents are, since we now have 3 of our own! My oldest daughter is definitely our chief helper, when she's not up to mischief with her brother! The baby is still innocence and sweetness, and here's hoping it stays that way. It's a challenging time, but also a precious time, and I'm happy to sympathize with you, share in your joys, and pass on what I've learned as well!