My parents were both physicians, so it’s almost like I was born into medicine. I loved it because I felt like my parents were truly making a difference in their patients’ lives and that really appealed to me. I enjoy the acuity of pulmonology, especially in the ICU.
Within the first three months of my internship I knew pulmonology and critical care was what I wanted to specialize in. There’s nothing like the rewarding feeling of seeing patients at their worst on a ventilator to seeing them progress through recovery.
I make every effort to relate to my patients and establish a relationship that allows me to then better care for them. I like to get to know my patients and their families, and include them in the process. Especially in the ICU, I strive to make sure my patients’ family members are consistently involved in the care of their loved ones.
As a physician, I’ve always gone the extra mile for my patients. I follow up with their other specialists to make sure they’re getting what they need from them and work to provide the best care possible. I make sure to follow through if they have to receive emergency care, and my staff and I work with them and their pharmacy to make sure they have everything they need.
I find it most rewarding when a patient tells me I made a difference in their breathing and how it impacts their overall
quality of life. It is extremely rewarding when a patient goes from being debilitated, to being able to do the things that they enjoy doing.
Areas of Interest
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Lung Cancer