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).
I am fortunately to have lived throughout the United States throughout my medical education. My academic journey highlighted the importance of social justice in medicine.
I am particularly interested in health policy to improve patient-centered health outcomes, rural and underserved medicine, and wilderness medicine. Most recently, I have focused my research interest on health equity for the Filipino community.
I now practice medicine in Ketchikan, Alaska, where there is a breathtaking outdoor scenery and a vibrant arts and music scene.
I love exploring the outdoors, both on land and underwater. I enjoy seeing the world, scuba diving, cycling, hiking, backpacking, camping, and running.
Support and collaborate with patients to improve their health while appreciating their individual clinical, physical, emotional, and social circumstances.
If there is no clear path, create one for yourself and others.
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