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I was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to the deserts of southern Nevada when I was five years old. I then discovered the mountains while attending the University of Nevada, Reno and realized I enjoyed living in places with seasons (besides hot and really hot).
After completing my undergraduate degree in Mathematics, I moved to the northeast to obtain a Master of Public Health from Boston University. During graduate school, I worked as a project coordinator in clinical addiction research and education at one of Boston’s safety net hospitals. I learned about health care barriers faced by stigmatized populations and the importance of social justice in medicine.
I moved back to Reno for medical school, where I got the chance to practice my skills in health policy and management through volunteer work with underserved patients.
I fell in love with broad spectrum family medicine because of its utilitarian nature along with the opportunity to forge long-term relationships with patients. I am particularly interested in health policy to improve patient-centered health outcomes, rural and underserved medicine, and wilderness medicine.
The Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana excelled in all of these realms, which made my move to Missoula, Montana a natural choice. The mountains, rivers, and impeccable access to outdoors weren't all too bad, either.
I now practice both inpatient and outpatient medicine in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Outside of medicine, I love exploring the outdoors. I enjoy seeing the world, scuba diving, cycling, hiking, backpacking, camping, and running.