I'm a pediatrician specializing in pediatric emergency medicine and urgent care. I work in the Burnet and Liberty emergency departments and their respective urgent care facilities. I also see patients at other neighboring locations.
I wanted to be a pediatrician from a young age. Children are so resilient and strong, and it is truly an honor to be a part of their healthcare journeys. I think it is so important to focus on children's whole-body health. Mental health is just as important as physical health. I spend a lot of time during my visits addressing the social determinants of health. Multiple factors, such as race, socioeconomic status, housing, familial mental health and health literacy, affect our health. Healthcare does not exist in an isolated bubble!
Since I like to know my patients personally, I often spend time during a visit asking about favorite colors, favorite foods, pets at home, after-school activities and the like. Most importantly, I love to snuggle babies! If you bring your baby in for an ill visit, expect me to spend most of the visit holding your child, talking to them and loving on them as if they were my own child. It is the best part of my job!
My philanthropic involvement in Tri Delta, my sorority in college, connected me to pediatric cancer research and showed me the importance of pediatrics. I was honored as one of Tri Delta's "Top 33 Women under 33" and recognized for my contributions to the medical field in 2021.
When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my husband and our two Goldendoodles! Our favorite vacation spot is Hawaii, where we love to hike. I’m an avid coffee drinker and always on the lookout for new cafés around town.