In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs? It’s vital to build healthy patient-provider connections to provide holistic care, wellness of both mental and physical health. My goal is also to educate patients on health maintenance, disease prevention and management of chronic conditions. What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? I love helping others. I’m passionate about delivering accessible quality health care, helping to eliminate health disparities. I embrace patient involvement in care decisions. My goal is to help patients achieve their desired health goals, provide patient teaching informing about acute and chronic conditions and management of chronic conditions to achieve optimal health outcomes. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? My family and I love to travel to new places. I love to try various fitness classes such as kickboxing, cross fit, Zumba, etc. I enjoy occasional massages/spa days because self-care is very important!