Pediatric Alliance — Wexford (2 years)
Birthplace: Latrobe, PA
Education: Greater Latrobe High School, Latrobe, PA/Washington and Jefferson College – B.A. in Cell/Molecular Biology/ West Virginia University School of Medicine – M.D.
Training: Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH.
Professional Interests: Asthma/Allergies and Behavioral Issues.
What I Love About Pediatrics: Kids are fun and honest. They are also quite resilient.
Favorite Patient Age: I like any age that a child will interact with me.
Funniest Thing A Patient Has Said: I had a female patient who was ill from strep throat accompanied by nausea and vomiting. I wanted to ensure she was treated well and elected for her to get a one-time injection of long-acting penicillin to avoid any oral medicine. She then wanted to make sure a nurse would give her the shot and not me to protect her modesty.
What Parents Can Do To Improve Their Child’s Health: Be active and play with your kids and it will help everyone’s health.
Advice For A First-Time Mom: Babies need a lot of care and attention, but you also need to care for yourself.
Best Advice Given To You: Know what you know and know what you don’t know.
Personal Hobbies: Watching movies, reading, and cooking.
Always In The ‘Fridge: I have kids at home, so we have lots of milk.
Dogs or Cats?: Dogs.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Avon, NC on the Outer Banks.
Favorite Author: Tie between John Grisham and Stephen King.
Favorite Food: Well-grilled steak.
It’s Not Pizza Without: Sausage and Peppers.
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption.
I’d Love To Talk To: Mr. Fred Rogers.
Favorite Season: Fall, football season.