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? I feel it is my duty to work closely with the patient to successfully achieve positive mental health, and physiological health by working with patients to collaborate and educate on how to achieve this. Behavioral health combined with physical health will ultimately provide the patient with the best care and mental health. What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? I thrive, as a provider, in being able to provide collaborative care to each patient. Seeing the results of working hard on behavioral health, diet and exercise, physical health (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia,etc) with the patient and seeing positive results makes me come back every day with a smile on my face. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I am currently working part time at a small Family Practice. I have 3 grown children (2 in college at University of KY). I moved to FLA 2 yrs ago after a 20 yr marriage. I grew up in the south and enjoy the warmth and that it enables me to run outdoors year round.