Some of my earliest memories were of going on hospital rounds with my dad, a family practice doctor since 1972. I saw how cared for his patients with knowledge and compassion. In high school, I worked the front desk at my dad’s office over the summers, greeting patients and checking them in. Throughout my time there, I learned all aspects of the practice – from the bookkeeping to developing x-rays. I enjoyed the relationships I began to build with my dad’s patients.
A little over a decade later, after I graduated from medical school at the University of Florida and completed my residency at Michigan State, I joined my dad’s practice, where I began to take care of patients that I met when I was only 16 years old! This is my favorite aspect of my practice: the relationships. Since we have four or five generations of families that come into our office, we truly have a FAMILY practice. Because of these connections, and the legacy that my dad left, I have a personal investment in my patients. I have gone through life with them and it’s incredibly fulfilling to be able to help them through any health challenges they may face.
Our practice is unique because of the family atmosphere and the experience of 32 years practicing medicine. Not only do I have a personal relationship with my patients, but my staff members do as well. We have staff that has been with our practice for decades – our office manager started as a medical assistant student with us over 15 years ago. Together, we are dedicated to serving the families in our practice and providing a comprehensive approach to our patients’ well-being.