University of Washington, School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
When I was young, I used to travel every summer to Mexico with my family. I could see the lack of opportunities for the people. Since then, the idea of serving my community to give back stayed with me. It felt like a calling.
When I finished my residency, I found Mountain Park. I paid close attention to all the work Mountain Park has been doing and how this organization is willing to engage with the community. That is what attracted me to work here. Mountain Park values diversity, making sure everybody has a voice, which makes work enjoyable. We reflect our community!
Working in healthcare has taught me that just prescribing a medication won’t improve my patients’ health. My patients and I work as a team. I listen carefully to their needs and make sure my patients feel empowered with their health. If I don’t know an answer right away, I will research and work with other providers.
I’m getting better at managing my time. When I am home, I dedicate my whole time to my wife and daughter. When I am at work, my time is for my patients.
If I weren’t working in healthcare I would be working in construction with my family or as a teacher in education.