In my many years as a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health, I have learned that listening carefully to women, getting to know them and their diverse experiences and needs, is at the heart of my work. It is the real key to my effectiveness as a health care provider. My intent is to develop a relationship with each person so that together we create a balanced plan that puts women in control of their own well being.
Allowing ample time for each appointment is essential for compassionate and thorough care. It can be difficult for some people to absorb information when there is an overlay of anxiety or other personal issues. I delight in explaining and educating in a clear, understandable and accessible manner.
I strive to create a positive, personalized health care experience for women:
- I make every effort to keep waiting times as short as possible and follow-up myself with medical results promptly by phone or email
- I am committed to making the physical exam as gentle, brief and comfortable as possible for all patients. I am experienced in care for women with histories of victimization or abuse, minimizing their discomfort
- I work effectively with women from diverse cultural and societal backgrounds and am fluent in Spanish
As a health care provider and a person, I value compassion, professionalism, equality and diversity. Working from these values I create a partnership with my patients which results in empowerment and better medical outcomes for their health and well being.