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? PCPs are patients’ first-line of defense. I believe it is our duty to provide an unbiased, well-educated, evidence-based medical care. This includes addressing the physical and mental needs for patients. What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? It is my privilege to partner with patients in providing quality health care. I love creating a safe and judgement-free zone which allow us to have honest discussions to devise a plan for achieving and improving health & wellness. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy all activities that ground me: Reading, working out, cooking, reconnecting with friends and family, as well as playing with my English bulldog Lincoln.