I became interested in functional medicine as a way to look at the whole patient and to get to the root cause of illness. I like to work with my patients as a caring advisor and to use the most effective and least toxic treatments possible, as well as promoting preventative health care.
I have been practicing as an integrative family doctor in northern Virginia since 2004. After graduating from the University of Virginia, I worked as an analyst in the federal government. I then attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, did my family practice residency at Georgetown-Providence in DC and completed medical acupuncture training through the Helms Institute at UCLA. I am certified in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine, a certified menopause practitioner by the North American Menopause Society, and board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. You may see a medical student shadowing me, since I am an assistant clinical professor at Georgetown.
A dog person, my family now includes a pug and a bulldog. I have been taking yoga classes for over 20 years.