My interest in medicine started in high school. I watched my parents care for our grandparents. I watched my mom undergo emergency surgery. And I watched my friends experience the loss of parents. Each individual, no matter the generation or age, is affected by a family member’s illness. I knew at that time that I wanted to provide support for fellow kids, parents, and grandparents through their medical experiences. Family medicine provides an amazing opportunity to do just that.
Families are so dynamic. We grow and gain new members, we experience hardships and triumphs, and sometimes we lose those we care about. Getting to be a part of each family and each individual’s story is something that I cherish and honor. My goal is to always be your personal guide through the healthcare system and in your health care journey as well as provide high-quality, evidence-based medicine that is geared to you and your personal health and life goals.
I value patient education (which I believe empowers patients), relationship building, and thorough, quality care. It has become harder and harder to reach these goals in an insurance-accepting practice. Physician reimbursement is tied to quantity instead of quality, which despite our best efforts, makes it difficult for doctors to provide affordable, relationship-focused care. To return the human connection to healthcare, I launched Sparrow Family Medicine, a direct primary care family medicine practice in 2022. Together, we can put your health first!
Sparrow’s membership-based model allows me the time to get to know every patient on a personal level, from the littlest of newborns to their siblings, parents, and grandparents. This whole-household, whole-person approach paints a full picture of your health history, habits and lifestyle, and potential stressors to better treat health conditions that arise and help everyone in your family take preventative steps to improve their well-being.
As a Sparrow member, you’ll benefit from longer visits with a provider focused on you without the distraction of insurance company requirements. I’m committed to listening to your concerns, explaining your diagnosis and treatment options in clear, easy-to-understand terms, and navigating the complexities of today’s healthcare for you by coordinating care between specialists. And if you ever have questions when your appointment is over, I’m just an email, text, or phone call away!
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
Lancaster General Family Medicine Residency Program
SouthEast Lancaster Health Services
Oyster Point Family Practice
Penn State Lime Spring
American Association of Family Physicians
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
Pennsylvania Medical Society