What inspired you to pursue a career as an OBGYN provider?
I work with a vibrant group of individuals. I help to address a very important stage of patients’ lives, from early development to childbearing years to menopausal years. I really enjoy seeing all the different stages of life that we get to participate in.
What do you enjoy about providing health care in a rural setting?
I get more time with patients. I have the ability to really focus on addressing some of my patients’ needs. Also, I think the team is a more close-knit group of people as well.
What can patients expect from an appointment with you?
I take the time to better understand the health issues that they’re concerned with. I try to really explain the process, try to help fill in some of the information they may have found online. By coordinating their care, helping to explain how their body processes work, it makes it easier for people to understand. When they leave, I hope to help them understand that they have options. I try to emphasize the positive.
How do you spend your free time?
We have a beautiful natural setting here, so I really would like to get back into the hiking and fishing. I also enjoy origami, astronomy and bicycling.
What is a fact your patients might be surprised to learn about you?
From the age of five, I grew up in Michigan. My family were refugees from Vietnam. We spent 30 days on a boat crossing the Pacific Ocean. I’m looking at the very ocean that I crossed to get here. I think I’ve made a round trip at this point in my life.
Obstetrical medicine, gynecological care, reproductive health, infertility, pelvic pain, endometriosis.