Where did you grow up?
Clinton (Sampson County), North Carolina
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I chose to be a nurse at a very early age. I was influenced by watching and assisting my grandmother care for my uncle who was a quadriplegic. I decided to pursue advanced practice because I felt it would allow me to apply my experience in a broader way to help my pediatric patients. I fell in love with pediatrics during my undergraduate nursing program.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I moved the Northern Virginia in 1987. I enjoy the diversity of the area and its proximity to museums/sites in DC.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading a good book, playing piano, and an occasional softball game with my church league team.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
Proudest personal accomplishment is raising 2 successful children
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
Proudest professional accomplishment: completing my graduate degree and post-graduate certificate program
I would maybe be a baker. I enjoy baking cakes and pies.