I like to help people navigate difficult times, as sometimes just another person being present can make all the difference. ACHS provides that place and connection.
I am interested in building good relationships with my patients based on mutual respect and working collaboratively to better their health
I enjoy helping to provide access to healthcare for all people, especially in underserved and rural areas.
I wanted to work in family medicine to care for patients throughout their lives and to provide holistic family-centered care to those in rural underserved areas of need. I truly enjoy working with families and patients of all ages to help them achieve the best quality of life and health possible. As a community health center, ACHS is an ideal place to address health care disparities so all patient needs can be fully met.
I believe firmly that a holistic approach to healthcare that addresses both the mind and the body leads to improved health and a deeper sense of wellness. I joined ACHS for the opportunity to be a part of an agency that works to break the stigma around all types of illness and respects the patient’s rights to self-determination.
I’m excited to join an integrated team that promotes detection, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. With readily available behavioral health providers patients can easily access the care they may otherwise not have been able to access. Regular communication between providers can ensure comprehensive care delivery and improve patient outcomes.
Delivering psychiatric care across the continuum within the primary care model improves patient outcomes and reduces the stigma of mental illness.
As a family physician involved in the health care of this community for many years, I understand more fully the prevalent medical and social needs of the community and am enthusiastic to return to the community health center setting and work with the team at ACHS and their patient-centered approach to care.
My health care philosophy is in keeping with our community health center’s approach to care: we stress evidence based approaches to care, balanced with the recognition and treatment of each patient as an individual. We exploit effective, systematic methods of care delivery to improve quality, patient satisfaction and efficiency.