My journey as an obstetrician/gynecologist officially started in my third year of med school, and later affirmed at my graduation from residency in June 2019. At that time, my graduation speech delved deep into my personal experiences and growth. I spoke about how I was raised by parents who encouraged altruism, attentiveness, affection, and compassion while embracing how to be precise, analytical, and creative through academics. The two sides of this coin – the arts and science – gave me the freedom to choose my path and direction.
This dichotomy is so clear in my field of practice. The practice of obstetrics is an art, full of nuances in communication, altruism, and patient engagement. If you have been pregnant or know anyone who has, the anxiety, confusion, and concern that embodies in that time of a woman’s life is always present. The best OBs are the ones who embrace the art of medicine, the subtle conversations with patients, the patience to be present and listen, and the willingness to engage and involve patients in care. I want that sentiment for my patients. I want them to feel listened to, but also empowered to ask questions and take ownership of their health.
I’ll do my very best to use all my knowledge and skills to ensure that patients leave no rock unturned with their health.
I want you, the patient, the learner, to be a partner in this journey.
I want to bring you through my process.
I want to educate and guide to the best of my ability.
I want you to have the confidence to ask questions, to share answers, to ask for guidance, and to be an active participant.
Your journey starts now; your chance to evolve begins now. And I hope to be a part of it.
Join me on this journey for you, and by you.