When I was a medical student, I saw my first delivery and I was hooked! I had intended on being a pediatric oncologist. Thank goodness I ended up in such a happy field.
I went through a high-risk pregnancy myself. I now have a special empathy for my patients that I didn’t have before. I have been on the other side—both as a patient of a high-risk pregnancy and as a mother of a critically ill child. It has made me very sensitive to my patients’ needs and my love of obstetrics has intensified.
I think most of my patients will find that I try to go beyond the normal doctor/patient relationship—I like to really bond. Most people see their OB/GYN for a long time. I look forward to catching up with a lot of my patients. It is like seeing old friends.
I like to go to Town Lake or the walk the trail in my neighborhood. On the weekends, we usually like to swim with friends or play outside with the boys.
On a first visit or an initial encounter, if she is a new OB, I always take a quick look at the baby and perform a complete and thorough counseling. If she is a new GYN, I perform a full exam and complete history
My favorite part is obstetrics. There is nothing better—I love it. The moment you pass the baby to the mother and you see the look on the mother and father’s face—priceless!