Pediatric and family doctors are an important resource throughout infancy and childhood. Regular well-baby visits help track infant growth and development.
I am a family physician at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, where I care for patients of all ages, from newborns in the nursery to hospice patients in the nursing home. Most of my practice is in the outpatient (office) setting, where I see patients who are both well and sick. I truly enjoy caring for infants and children, and I appreciate that my job allows me to care for whole families--I have several families in which I care for four generations of family members! I feel it is important to make patients (or in the case of children, their parents) an integral part of medical decision making, and do my best to present high quality data to help patients or their caregivers make the best possible decisions regarding their health. I graduated with honors from Brown University and from The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2001 (M.D.). I completed my residency in Family Medicine in 2005 at Albany Medical Center in NY, and I was Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 2005, and recently re-certified in 2015. I came to MV in 2005 and have now been here in the same practice for over 10 years. I live in Vineyard Haven with my husband and two sons (ages 4 and 7).