"I am blessed by a career I love. My journey to pediatrics began at the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate and then the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. I completed my pediatric internship, residency and chief residency at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland , California, where I developed a love for children with complex medical and psychiatric disorders. After a 2 year stint on Guam, we settled in Pensacola, where I started a pediatric private practice. After 15 years, amidst a climate not favorable to solo practice, I became an employed physician. For myriad reasons, my joy in my calling faded. My patients do not fit neatly into ten and fifteen minute slots. My decision to start a Direct Primary Care Pediatric Clinic was an easy one. I can see my patients on my terms, free of insurance regulations and constraints and administrative busy work. I look forward to renewing and forming new relationships with my patients at Blessed Minds!"
"I created Blessed Minds, a Direct Primary Care Pediatric Clinic, out of a desire to provide quality, affordable and accessible care to my patients. I believe the doctor- patient relationship is a sacred bond that should be free of interference from third parties. The beauty of my DPC practice is that I can spend time with my patients without the constraints of an overbooked schedule, administrative demands and insurance regulations. My primary concern is the patient, NOT the middleman. My goal is to provide quality healthcare that addresses the whole child - body, mind and spirit."